Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

Adolescence Education: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics Option “A” (Certification in One High School Science; Grades 7-12 with Middle School Extension), B.A./M.S.T


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Application into this program requires a minimum of 2.0 in each course in the science content major. All Education courses must be completed with a 2.7 or higher, with a 2.75 GPA overall (education and liberal studies).

Students pursuing the B.A.-M.S.T. Adolescence Science Education Option “A” (for certification in one High School science with an extension to middle school) must complete an appropriate science major and a distribution in other science courses as listed.

Select one of the following majors: biology, chemistry, geology or physics. To officially declare one of these science majors, contact the appropriate department chair to declare the major, be assigned an adviser and select appropriate courses.

The science major must be completed with a 2.75 GPA.

Program Requirements


Cognate Requirements: 9 Credits


All cognate courses must be completed with a 2.3 or higher, and prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program.

One of the Following:


Plus One of the Following:


*May be taken during the graduate portion of the program

Additional Science Cognates: 42-50 Credits


For Biology Majors: 48 Credits


Major in Biology - 36 credit hours and in addition to the science cognates for the science major, the following science courses are required under advisement

Physics course
Geology course
Astronomy course
Meteorology course

For Chemistry Majors: 45 Credits


Major in Chemistry - 33 credits and in addition to the science cognates for the science major, the following science courses are required under advisement

Biology course
Geology course
Astronomy course
Meteorology course

For Geology Majors: 50 Credits


Major in Geology - 38 credits and in addition to the science cognates for the science major, the following science courses are required under advisement

Biology course
Physics course
Astronomy course
Meteorology course

For Physics Majors: 42-43 Credits


Major in Physics - 30 credits and in addition to the science cognates for the science major, the following science courses are required under advisement

Astronomy course
Biology course
Geology course
Meteorology course

Modern Language (ML) Requirement: 0-9 Credits


Graduate-level Requirements: 41 Credits


Certification Requirements


  1. New York State Teacher Certification Exams required for Initial Certification: EAS, edTPA, and CST Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and/or Physics (Certification exams are subject to change)
  2. Fingerprinting Clearance

Total Credit Hours Required: 107-124


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