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LA&S Adolescence Education: Mathematics Area of Study AS

Total Credit Hours: 62

This program is the first step for students seeking teacher certification. The program is appropriate for Adolescent Education (grades 7-12). In order to earn teacher certification, students must transfer and complete an appropriate bachelor’s and master’s degree. As part of the first two years of that process, students in this program complete all ten of the general education areas required by SUNY for a bachelor’s degree. They complete six credit hours of professional courses (ED150, and PY212), which include at least thirty hours of classroom observation. (Students complete 15-18 credit hours in their concentration (Mathematics, English, History/Social studies, Biology, Physics, Geology, or Chemistry). Specific courses taken depend on the area of concentration, the type of certification being sought, and the transfer institution. It is important for students to contact the school to which they may transfer in order to plan their curriculum. In some cases, it may require careful planning for students to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare mathematics majors for transfer to a 4-year institution in mathematics or related field (related field to include computer science, engineering science, secondary education, actuarial, or physics).
  • Graduates of the program transfer with full junior status to a 4-year institution in mathematics or related field.
  • At the end of the first year of transfer, the GPA of graduates transferring to SUNY 4-year institutions will be similar to or better than those of students who were initially enrolled.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of mathematical career opportunities.
  • Graduates have completed at least 8 of the 10 SUNY silos of General Education.
  • Continuing graduates indicate satisfaction with preparation for continued study.
Goal 2 To prepare mathematics majors to communicate effectively.
  • Students of the program will demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate mathematics orally.
  • Students of the program will demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate mathematics in writing.
  • Students will communicate results of scientific inquiry.
  • Students will communicate information and ideas clearly in written form using correct structure, grammar, spelling, and organization.
Goal 3 To prepare mathematics majors to demonstrate logical thinking.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to write proofs using rigorous mathematical reasoning.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to solve word problems using rigorous mathematical reasoning.
Goal 4 To prepare mathematics majors to interact effectively with others on a team to reach a common goal.
  • Students will be able to work effectively within a group.
  • Students will demonstrate openness toward diverse points of view, and draw upon knowledge and experience of others to function as a team member.
  • Students will demonstrate skill in negotiating differences and working toward correct solutions.
Goal 5 To prepare mathematics majors to solve problems.
  • Students will be able to state a problem correctly, reason analytically to a solution, and interpret the results.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve equations using rigorous mathematical reasoning.
  • Students will be able to solve application problems from numerical, graphical and/or analytical perspectives.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how mathematics can be used to analyze real world situations.
Goal 6 To prepare mathematics majors to utilize appropriate technology
  • Students will be able to use technology appropriately to solve problems.
  • Students will be able to collect and/or analyze data using the appropriate technology.
Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
CF100 College Foundations Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
ED150 Soc/Philos Foundations of Educ
This course provides a study of the philosophical, historical, sociological, ethical, and political bases of the N-12 American educational system. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the issues, laws, policies, and practices affecting the education system, teaching, learning, and assessment. It explains ways that teachers and schools can work with students and families to provide a meaningful and equitable education. Topics include diversity in student populations, school funding, high-stakes testing, school desegregation and re-segregation, technology, standardized tests, and learning standards. The history of the American educational system is discussed in relation to current issues and topics in education, teaching, and learning. A 15-hour observation in a general education classroom must be completed. See when this course is offered ...
EN101 English 1: Composition
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading), and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. Student Learning Outcomes: 1) Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner through informative, argumentative, formal and informal writing at a level suitable for successful college students. 2) Develop a practical and fundamental understanding of the relationship and interaction between the writer and the reader while exploring human knowledge, values, ethics, language, and social institutions. 3) Broaden the student’s intellectual autonomy and their ability to use language for the purposes of reading, writing, learning, communicating, and critical thinking. 4) Gain a practical understanding of primary and secondary sources and how to properly utilize and cite these sources. 5) Discuss the history and methodology of rhetoric and composition. 6) Exhibit clear concise writing skills in both professional and academic writing. 7) Achieve a level of writing fluency satisfactory for success in college courses. 8) Display a clear understanding of proper documentation procedures to avoid plagiarism. See when this course is offered ...
MA151 Calculus 1
This is the first in a sequence of three courses in analytic geometry and calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and indefinite and definite integration. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA150 Precalculus. See when this course is offered ...
PY101 Intro General Psychology
This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training. See when this course is offered ...
Foreign Language 3cr
PE Physical Education .5 cr
Second Semester
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
MA152 Calculus 2
This is the second in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include the integration of trigonometric functions, the differentiation and integration of the logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions, further techniques in integration, L’Hopital’s Rule, improper integrals, and infinite series. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA151 Calculus 1. See when this course is offered ...
HI111 Am History 1492-1850
This survey course develops a comprehensive overview of American history as well as a deeper understanding of how its geography, people, institutions, and culture interact to define the American experience. It begins with American colonization and concludes on the eve of the Civil War. See when this course is offered ...
HI112 Am History 1850-pres
This course continues to survey the development of the American story from an agricultural, frontier society to an urban, industrial nation. Emphasis is placed on the economic revolution of the post-Civil War era, its social, political, and military aspects, and the emergence of America as a world leader. It begins with the Civil War and concludes with the present. See when this course is offered ...
PY212 Adolescent Psychology
This course explores physical, social, emotional, moral, and cognitive development during adolescence. It examines theories and research about adolescent development. Topics include the changing role of relationships with peers and parents, gender and identity development, problem behaviors, and appropriate interventions to reduce risky behavior and promote successful development. The influence of the social and cultural context on development is considered. Fifteen hours of observation of adolescents in a 7th - 12th grade school setting must be completed. Prerequisite: PY101 Introduction to General Psychology. See when this course is offered ...
Foreign Language 3cr
PE Physical Education .5 cr
Third Semester
HI101 History of Civ 1
This course introduces the nature and study of history, and covers the emergence and development of Eurasian civilization to about 1500 A.D. in the Near East, India, China, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa. Attention is given to religion in these civilizations and on the rise of the West to a position of world power during the Middle Ages. See when this course is offered ...
MA253 Calculus 3
This is the third in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include polar and space coordinates multiple integration, partial differentiation, and the algebra and calculus of vectors. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA152 Calculus 2. See when this course is offered ...
MA275 Dis Algebraic Str
This course introduces mathematical systems. Topics include methods of proof, sets, logic, functions, relations, graphs, trees, and algebraic systems. Prerequisite: MA151 Calculus 1. (Fall Semester only) See when this course is offered ...
Fine Arts Elective 3cr
PE Physical Education .5 cr
Fourth Semester
ED211 Intro to Exceptionalities
This course provides an overview of the education of children and adolescents with exceptionalities, focusing on those with disabilities and those with giftedness. Topics include the historical, philosophical and legal foundations of special education and other exceptionalities and their prevalence, causes, and characteristics. Educational modifications, accommodations, and teaching strategies for general and specific classrooms are addressed. Current issues and trends educating children with exceptionalities are explored. A minimum of fifteen hours of observations in a special education setting must be completed. Prerequisites: ED150 Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education and ED205 Child Development or PY212 Adolescent Psychology. Prerequisites must be met with a minimum grade of “C”. See when this course is offered ...
MA280 Linear Algebra
This course begins with geometric concepts and transitions to more abstract reasoning. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, Eigen values, and inner products. Prerequisite: MA152 Calculus 2. (Spring Semester only) See when this course is offered ...
Literature Elective 3cr
Natural Science Elective 4-4.5cr
PE Physical Education .5 cr

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