If your goal is to become a certified teacher in Grades 7-12, you will be interested in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) Associate of Arts degree program. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year SUNY institution to pursue initial NYS certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12). With careful advisement, students may complete the ten SUNY General Education requirements and select a sequence of courses in a specialization. Specializations include: English, Mathematics, History/Social Studies, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Earth Science. Students should consult a Teacher Education advisor to select a specializations that will transfer to the four-year institution of the student’s choice. This program also provides thirty clock hours of guided field observation and six credit hours of Professional Preparation courses. A one-credit course focusing on school violence prevention and safety issues facing professionals working with children is also required. Students who successfully complete this one credit course earn NYS certificates of completion in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, and in School Violence Prevention and Intervention.
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