Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

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


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(e.g., biology and chemistry, biology and physics, biology and earth science, chemistry and physics, chemistry and earth science, or physics and earth science; for other combinations, see adviser)

Application into this program requires completion of 16 credit hours in the science content major with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. All education courses must be completed with a 2.7or higher, with a 2.75 GPA overall (education and liberal studies).

Students pursuing the B.A.-M.S.T. Adolescence Science Education Option “B” (for dual certification in two sciences) must complete an appropriate science major and minor.

Select one of the following majors: biology, chemistry, geology or physics major, and a minor in a second science. 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 credits are needed to fulfill Potsdam Pathways and College requirements


Graduate-level Requirements: 41 Credits


Additional Content Area Requirements: 52-61 Credits


For Biology Majors: 55-61 Credits


Major in Biology (36 credits)

And one of the following minors:

Minor in Chemistry (22 credits)
Minor in Physics (19 credits)
Minor in Geology (25 credits)

For Chemistry Majors: 52-58 Credits


Major in Chemistry (33 credits)

And one of the following minors:

Minor in Biology (23 credits)
Minor in Physics (19 credits)
Minor in Geology (25 credits)

For Geology Majors: 57-61 Credits


Major in Geology (38 credits)

And one of the following minors:

Minor in Chemistry (22 credits)
Minor in Physics (19 credits)
Minor in Biology (23 credits)

For Physics Majors 52-55 Credits


Major in Physics (30 credits)

And one of the following minors:

Minor in Chemistry (22 credits)
Minor in Biology (23 credits)
Minor in Geology (25 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

Note(s)


There may be additional requirements from each science department.

Total Credit Hours Required: 117-135


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