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Adolescent Education Biology (7-12) Initial Certification

Adolescent Education Biology (7-12) - Initial Certification - M.S.

New York State registered program code: 25665
HEGIS Code: 0803.00 {Secondary Education, General}
Certification with New York State is for Initial Certification in Biology 7-12.

Required courses (36 credits):

Credits

EDU500A       

     Apprentice Field Experience in Adolescent Inclusive Classrooms (40 hrs)

  0

EDU502

    Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6,   Adolescence 7-12

  3

EDU506B        

     Adolescent Reading, Writing, and Communicating in the Content Areas for Inclusive Classrooms of Diverse Learners

  6

EDU510

         Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Middle School and Adolescent Students in Inclusive Classrooms

  3

EDU513

         Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms in Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence   7-12

  3

Complete either EDU 521 or EDU 522*

  3

EDU521

Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers Birth-2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

  *

or

EDU522*     

Advanced Design Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers

  *

EDU537

Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-12

  3

EDU554A

Pre-Professional Adolescent Field Experience in Inclusive Classrooms

  0

EDU555A

Student Teaching in Adolescence (Grades 7-9)

  3

EDU556A

Student Teaching in Adolescence (Grades 10-12)

  3

EDU557A

Student Teaching Seminar- Adolescent (Grades 7-12)

  0

Curriculum and Methods Course:

EDU507

Methods of Teaching Science in Inclusive Classrooms for Middle School and Adolescent Learners

  3

Content/Pedagogy Courses:
**Complete two courses (6 credits):

EDU580**

Evolutionary Ecology and Anthropogenic Effects on Biodiversity for Adolescent Classrooms

  3

EDU581

Molecular Genetics with Applications to Inherited Disease, Human Devleopment and Evolution

EDU582**

Advanced Research Techniques: The Modern Laboratory Experience as an Investigative Strategy to Enhance Scientific Inquiry for the Adolescent Learner

  3

EDU583

History of Biology and the 21st Centrury: Social Ethical and Technological Concerns

Total Credits Required:   36

*Designed for candidates who have classroom teaching experience and are knowledgeable in technology

**Preferred Content/Pedagogy Course for this program.

A total of 100 hours of observation/participation in a field school are required prior to beginning student teaching.

All candidates are required by NYSED to have experience in a "high-needs" school setting. These schools/districts are designated as such by NYSED.