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School of Health Professions and Education

Undergraduate Education Programs

Program Requirements

Adolescence Education (Grades 7 – 12)

The program in adolescence education requires that students select a major in the subject area that they plan to teach. The areas open to students at Utica College are English, foreign languages (French or Spanish), mathematics, sciences (majors in biology, geoscience, chemistry, or physics), and the social sciences (majors in economics, history, government and politics, or sociology and anthropology).

In addition to the requirements in their majors and the courses in the adolescence education program listed below, students must fulfill the following requirement (which may be satisfied by the requirements of the Utica College core curriculum):
  • 6 credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English
  • 3 credit hours in the fine arts
  • Students seeking social studies certification must take both ECN 141 – Principles of Macroeconomics and GOV 101 – American National Government or the equivalent, and a minimum of 21 credit hours in history.

Course Requirements Credits Year
EDU 111 Introduction to Teaching  1 1
EDU 201 Applied Educational Psychology 3 2,3
EDU 215 Diversity, Disabilities, and Success 3 2,3
EDU 301 Foundations of Literacy 3 2,3
EDU 303 Literacy and Comprehension: Middle-Adolescence 3 3
EDU 312 Practical Teaching Methodologies 3 3
EDU 321 Foundations of American Education 3 3
EDU 333 Adolescent English/Language Arts Methods 3 3,4
  - OR -    
EDU 334 Adolescent Social Studies Methods  3  3,4
  - OR -    
EDU 335 Adolescent Mathematics Methods  3  3,4
  - OR -    
EDU 337 Adolescent Science Methods 3  3,4
  - OR -     
EDU 343  Adolescent Foreign Language Methods  3  3,4
PSY 322 Adolescent Psychology  3  2,3
EDU 471 Student Teaching Seminar  0  4
EDU 475  Student Teaching I 6 4
EDU 476 Student Teaching II 6 4

NOTE: Students completing the adolescence education program with majors in biology, chemistry, English, economics, history, mathematics, physics, government and politics, or sociology and anthropology must complete at least 90 credit hours in the liberal arts. Education courses are not liberal arts courses. Students should consult as early as possible with their adviser to be sure that they fulfill this requirement.