Adolescence Education

Suffolk County Community College offers the following
programs in education:

Early Childhood, A.A.S.

This program is designed for students who are working or wish to work with young children and are not intending to transfer to a four-year college. Graduates will be qualified for positions as directors, head teachers or assistants in day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs as well as teaching assistants in public and private pre-kindergartens, kindergartens, elementary schools and special education classes.

Early Childhood, A.S.

This program prepares students for careers working with young children and to transfer to a four-year college, which can lead to NYS certification in early childhood education (birth to second grade). Graduates will be qualified for positions as directors, head teachers or assistants in day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs as well as teaching assistants in public and private pre-kindergartens, kindergartens, elementary schools and special education classes.

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study), A.A.

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college to obtain certification and a career in childhood education or childhood special education (grades 1-6).

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education, A.A.

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college to obtain certification and a career in secondary education (grades 7-12) in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics.

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Program and Course Information

Program
Degree
Campus
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5503, CIP Code - 13.1501

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: EACH-AAS
 

     This curriculum is designed for people who are now working or wish to work with young children. Graduates will be qualified for positions as directors, head teachers or assistants in day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs. Graduates are also qualified to be assistants in public and private pre-kindergartens, kindergartens, elementary schools and special education classes. Students who wish to transfer to a four-year college to pursue their New York State teacher certification should pursue the A.S. in Early Childhood. Students are responsible for checking with transfer institutions of their choice to assure the most successful transfer. Classroom instruction is supplemented by observations and practicums in programs serving young children. The Early Childhood program offers both day and evening courses. Students should check both day and evening schedules at each campus for courses offered each semester. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each major course in order to continue in the program and to qualify for graduation. Students will be permitted to repeat a course only once.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     EDU101, EDU102, EDU103, and EDU113 are open to all students and can be taken as electives. EDU211 and EDU221 are limited to students officially admitted to the program. Students enrolled in EDU101 during the spring must also take EDU102 or EDU103 (in place of HSC101 if they attend full-time) or they will not be able to complete the Early Childhood sequence within the specified time. Admission to the program is limited to the number of field placements available. Practicum courses require that students travel to a wide variety of early childhood programs throughout Suffolk County. Students cannot be employed by the program at which they are placed and must be available during the day. Fingerprint and background checks may be required at the student's expense.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
*♦ EDU101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
  HSC101: Health Concepts
or HSC112: Safety, First Aid, and CPR
3
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology I 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
EDU102: Curriculum for Young Children I 3
EDU103: Curriculum for Young Children II 3
  English Elective 3
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3
  SOC101: Introduction to Sociology 3
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
*♦ EDU113: Infants and Toddlers: Programs and Care 3
EDU211: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum I 3
  HSC114: Group Dynamics 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  Unrestricted Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
EDU221: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum II 4
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3
  SOC203: Marriage and the Family 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Unrestricted Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64

* Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Curriculum may use EDU101 and EDU113 courses only as unrestricted electives.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5649, CIP Code - 19.0708

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: ECAS-AS
 

     The Early Childhood A.S. program prepares students for the full range of options that are available in the field of early childhood education. Program graduates can transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to NYS certification (see below) in early childhood education (birth to second grade); they are eligible to acquire NYS teaching assistant certification; and they can seek employment that involves working with young children while pursuing their goal. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for certification as teaching assistants in NYS public school pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and special education programs.

The curriculum offers foundations in child development, educational philosophy and methods. It also promotes an understanding and appreciation of diversity and professional ethics. Classroom instruction is supplemented by observations and practicums in programs that serve young children. Students enrolled in the program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each early childhood (EDU) course in order to continue and to qualify for graduation. EDU courses can only be repeated one time.

Students seeking to transfer to a bachelor's degree program leading to NYS teacher certification are advised to consult the intended transfer institution to ensure a successful transfer. The program has an articulation agreement with Long Island University, Riverhead Campus. Students may be required to have a 2.80 GPA or higher to guarantee matriculation to transfer. The Early Childhood program offers both day and evening courses. Students should check both day and evening schedules at each campus for courses offered each semester.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission for entering students requires a Regent's Diploma and a minimum high school average of 80. Continuing students who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101, PSY101 and a math or laboratory science course with a combined GPA of 2.80 or better.

EDU101, EDU102, and EDU103 are open to all students and can be taken as electives. EDU211 and EDU221 are limited to students officially admitted to the program. Full-time students enrolled in the EDU101 during the spring semester should also take EDU102 and EDU103 or they will not be able to complete the Early Childhood A.S. degree within a two-year sequence.

Admission to the Program is limited to the number of field placements available. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each major course in order to continue in the program and to qualify for graduation. Practicum courses require that students travel to a wide variety of early childhood programs throughout Suffolk County. Students cannot be employed by the program at which they are placed and must be available during the day. Fingerprint and background checks may be required at the student's expense.

FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
*♦ EDU101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Foreign Language Elective 3
  Mathematics Elective 3-4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
EDU102: Curriculum for Young Children I 3
EDU103: Curriculum for Young Children II 3
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  Foreign Language Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3

THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  American History Elective 3
** Art/Music Elective 3
EDU211: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum I 3
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3
  Unrestricted Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
EDU221: Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum II 4
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
*** Other World Civilizations Elective 3
  Physical Education 1
Social Sciences Restricted Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 62

* Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Curriculum may use this course as an unrestricted elective.
** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART114, ART130, MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, or MUS117.
*** Other World Civilizations elective includes the following: ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT211, COM202, ENG212, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS107, HIS110, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120, HUM112, PHL111, POL107, POL111, SPN175, SPN176.
To be selected from SOC101, SOC122, HUS101, or POL101.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
  NOTES: 1) Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY General Education Requirements for selecting courses.
2) See Transfer Agreements for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
3) While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to complete requirements of the program. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: EDCS-AA
 

     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph's College, prepares students for careers in early childhood, childhood, early childhood special education and childhood special education. Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph's College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Education (Child Study) curriculum at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level coursework at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of the full program will qualify students for Initial Certification in the following four areas:

  • Early Childhood (birth to second grade)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (birth to second grade)
  • Childhood (grades one through six)
  • Childhood Special Education (grades one through six)
Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study) Emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma and a minimum high school average of 80. Continuing students who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101, a mathematics or laboratory science course, and PSY101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Child Study program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
** Restricted Visual Arts Elective 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3

THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Restricted Music Elective 3
*** Restricted Philosophy Elective 3
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
Course in Area of Concentration 3
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  POL103: State and Local Politics and Government 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64
* Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I / Elementary II or Elementary II / Intermediate I or Intermediate I / Intermediate II or Intermediate II / any advanced-level course, or ASL101 and ASL105.
** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART114, ART124 or ART130.
*** To be selected from PHL101, PHL104, PHL107, PHL111, PHL202 or PHL293.
To be selected from MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117.
Child Study majors at S. Joseph's College are required to take 30 credits in an academic area of concentration, which include art, English, fine arts, geography, history, human relations, mathematics, mathematics and computer science, music, political science, psychology, science, social science, sociology, Spanish, speech communication, or another area with departmental approval. Students should confer with a counselor or advisor regarding the list of SCCC courses that will satisfy this requirement.
No mathematics special topics courses.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to attain teacher certification. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator/chair. Please refer to the Admission/Registration Procedure for additional information.
   
B.A Program of St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS301: Literacy and Language in the Primary Grades 3
  CS308: Education for Preschool and Kindergarten Years 3
  CS324: Special Education: Curriculum, Methods, Materials 1 3
  SPC224: Children's Literature and Oral Expression 3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
SIXTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS302: Literacy and Language in the Intermediate Grades 3
  CS309: Mathematics/Science in the Elementary School 3
  CS321: Psychoeducational Assessment 3
  CS325: Special Education: Curriculum, Methods, Materials 2 3
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS352: Classroom Management 1
  CS414: Supervised Student Teaching - Elementary School 5
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS402: Research in Special Education 3
  CS424: Special Education Practicum 5
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College 66
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College 64-67
Total Credits Required to Complete the Joint Program 130-132 ¹
  ¹ The total credits required would likely be reduced, the amount depending on the student's choice of area of concentration. Some courses taken as part of the Liberal Arts Education (Child Study) Emphasis at Suffolk County Community College would likely count as courses taken in the area of concentration.
  All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code: 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEBA-AA [B.A.]; AEBE-AA [B.S.]
 
     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph's College, prepares students for careers in secondary education (grades 7-12). Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph's College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Adolescence Education Emphasis at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level course work at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of the full program will qualify students for Initial Certification in secondary education.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education/Biology emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma, a minimum high school average of 80 and completion of high school mathematics sequence through Algebra 2/Trig or equivalent and precalculus. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101 and MAT125 or MAT126 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College  

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  BIO150: College Biology I: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
  CHE133: College Chemistry I 4
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  MAT141:Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4

SECOND SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  BIO151: College Biology II: Organismal Biology 4
  CHE134: College Chemistry II 4
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  MAT142: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  CHE250: Organic Chemistry I 5
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  BIO262: Genetics 4
  CHE251: Organic Chemistry II 5
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64

* Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I/Elementary II or Elementary II/Intermediate I or Intermediate I/Intermediate II or Intermediate II/any advanced-level course, or ASL101 and ASL105.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to attain teacher certification. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.

B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College ¹

FIFTH SEMESTER: 19 credits Credits
  BIO335: Physiology 5
  Core Elective 3
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  PHY150: Physics I 4
  SPC102: Speech Communication 3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1

SIXTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  BIO340: Microbiology 4
  BIO380: Research Seminar 2
  Core Elective 3
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  PHY151: Physics II 4

SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  BIO200: General Ecology or
BIO230: Vertebrate Zoology or
BIO260: Evolutionary Biology or
BIO301: Plant Biology
3
  BIO480: Research 0
  Biology 400-Level Elective 4
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU366: Methods in Teaching Biology 2
  SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3

EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
  BIO480:Research 3
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
  Elective ¹ 3-4

Credits Required at St. Joseph's College 65-66 credits (68-70 for B.S. Degree)
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College 64 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM: 129-130 for B.A. Degree;
132-137 for B.S. Degree
¹ The B.S. in Biology at St. Joseph's College requires an extra Biology 400-Level course.
  All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEEE-AA

 

     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph's College, prepares students for careers in secondary education (grades 7-12). Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph's College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Adolescence Education Emphasis at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level coursework at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of the full program will qualify students for initial certification in secondary education.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education/English emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma and a minimum high school average of 80. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101 and a mathematics or laboratory science course with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College  

FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  ENG201: Advanced Expository Writing 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
*** English Elective 3
  ENG212: Contemporary Global Literature 3
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
** Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
  Philosophy Elective 3
  Physical Education 1

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
*** English Elective 3
*** English Elective 3
Music or Visual Arts Elective 3
  PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64
* Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I/Elementary II or Elementary II/Intermediate I or Intermediate I/Intermediate II or Intermediate II/any advanced-level course, or ASL101 and ASL105.
** No mathematics special topics courses.
*** To be selected from ENG141, ENG142, ENG205, ENG206, ENG211, ENG220, ENG221.
To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206 or MUS210.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to attain teacher certification. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
 
B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  ENG201: Introduction to Reading Literature Critically 3
  ENG218: Medieval Imaginations or
ENG305: Chaucer
3
  ENG294: Survey in American Literature from Beginnings to 1865 3
  SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
SIXTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
  Elective 3
  ENG219: Literature of the English Renaissance or
ENG221: Seventeenth Century Literature or
ENG320: Milton or ENG332: Shakespeare
3
  ENG300: Scholarly Writing about Literature 3
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU361: Methods in Teaching English 2
  ENG292: Survey of British Literature I 3
  ENG487: Seminar in Literature 3
  English 400-Level Elective 3
  SPC217: Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
  Elective 2
  ENG119: A Rainbow of Voices,
ENG261: African American Literature,
ENG 262: Resonant Voices,
or ENG278: Brooklyn Voices
3
  English 400-Level Elective 3
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 62 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64-66 credits
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM 126-128
  All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEHE-AA
 

     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph's College, prepares students for careers in secondary education (grades 7-12). Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph's College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Adolescence Education Emphasis at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level course work at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of the full program will qualify students for Initial Certification in secondary education.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education/History (Social Studies) emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma and minimum high school average of 80. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition, and a mathematics or laboratory science course, with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College  

FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105:Public Speaking
3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I 3
** Mathematics Elective 3-4

SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  HIS102: Western Civilization II 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  ECO111: Macroeconomics: The National Economy 3
  HIS103: Foundations of American History 3
  Physical Education 1
  POL103: State and Local Politics and Government 3
  PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3
*** Visual Arts Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  HIS104: Modern American History 3
** Mathematics/Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Restricted Social Sciences Elective 3
  Philosophy Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64

* Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I/Elementary II or Elementary II/Intermediate I or Intermediate I/Intermediate II or Intermediate II/any advanced-level course, or ASL101 and ASL105.
** No mathematics special topics courses.
*** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112 or ART113.
To be selected from GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS118, HIS119 or POL107.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to attain teacher certification. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.
 
B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College

FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Education Psychology 3
  HIS152: Contemporary International Problems
or HIS310: American Foreign Policy
3
  HIS422: Historiography 3
  POL102: Introduction to Political Science 3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
  SPC115: Voice/Diction
or SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3

SIXTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
  ECO278: Economic Geography 3
  History 300-Level Elective 3
  History Elective (200-Level or higher) 3
  HIS410: Seminar in Historical Methodology 3

SEVENTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU363: Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies 2
  HIS411: Senior Thesis (Non-Western) 2
  POL103: American Government and Politics 3
  SOC100: Introduction to Sociology 3
  Elective 3

EIGHTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
  Elective 2
  HIS276: History of New York: State and City 3
  History 300-Level Elective 3

Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 64 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64-66 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM 128-130 for B.A. Degree

  All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.
Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: AEMA-AA [B.A.], AEME-AA [B.S.]
 

     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph's College, prepares students for careers in secondary education (grades 7-12). Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph's College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Adolescence Education Emphasis at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level coursework at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of full program will qualify students for Initial Certification in secondary education.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education/Mathematics emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma, a minimum high school average of 80 and completion of high school mathematics sequence through Algebra 2/Trig or equivalent. Students already enrolled in college who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101 and (MAT111 or equivalent or a laboratory science course), with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Adolescence Education program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College  

FIRST SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication or
COM105: Public Speaking
3
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  MAT126: Precalculus Mathematics 4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  MAT141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
  Physical Education 1

THIRD SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
3
  MAT142: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II 4
  Physical Education 1
  PSY217: Adolescent Psychology 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
3
  MAT203: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III 4
  MAT204: Differential Equations 4
** Music or Visual Arts Elective 3

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED 64
* Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I/Elementary II or Elementary II/Intermediate I or Intermediate I/Intermediate II or Intermediate II/any advanced-level course, or ASL101 and ASL105.
** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117, MUS206 or MUS210.
  NOTE: While students will not be prohibited from pursuing the program, students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal conviction may impede their ability to attain teacher certification. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the program coordinator or academic chair. Please refer to the following procedure for additional information.

B.S. Program at St. Joseph's College

FIFTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  MAT204: Analytic Trigonometry and Geometry 3
  MAT208: Advanced Calculus 4
  PHY150: Physics I 4
  SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1

SIXTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
  COM152: Computer Programming 3
  MAT356: Linear Algebra or
MAT354: Modern Algebra
3
  PHY151: Physics II 4

SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU364: Methods in Teaching Mathematics 2
  MAT246: Probability and Statistics 3
  MAT471: Seminar 3
  Laboratory Science 4

EIGHTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
  Elective 2
  MAT362: Modern Geometry or
MAT364: Topology
3
  Mathematics Elective 3

B.A. Program at St. Joseph's College

FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  EDU115: Educational Psychology 3
  Elective 2
  MAT208: Advanced Calculus 4
  Mathematics Elective 3
  SPC115: Voice/Diction or
SPC205: Intercultural Communication
3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1

SIXTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  EDU121: Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
  EDU240: Adolescent Literacy 3
  Elective 3
  COM152: Computer Programming 3
  MAT356: Linear Algebra or
MAT354: Modern Algebra
3

SEVENTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  EDU360: Methods of Secondary Education 3
  EDU364: Methods in Teaching Mathematics 2
  Elective 3
  MAT246: Probability and Statistics 3
  Mathematics Elective 3
  SPC205: Intercultural Communication or
SPC115: Voice and Diction
3

EIGHTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  EDU473: Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools 6
  Elective 3
  MAT307: Real Analysis or
MAT362: Modern Geometry or
MAT364: Topology
3
  MAT471: Seminar 3

Credits Required at St. Joseph's College: 63 credits
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College: 64 credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE JOINT PROGRAM 127 credits
  All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.

Contact Us

Education, Health and Human Services
Darlene Hochman
Program Coordinator
Ammerman Campus
Riverhead Building
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784
(631) 451-4299
hochmad@sunysuffolk.edu

Central Admissions
Phone: (631) 451-4414
Fax: (631) 451-4415
admissions@sunysuffolk.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.