Adolescence Education

B.S. Adolescence Education in Science

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Students pursuing certification in Adolescence Education in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics essentially get a dual major in adolescence education and their field of interest.  These students are involved with coursework which is rich with science content, pedagogy and field work.  Every year adolescence education science majors have education and science practicum with their field experiences and laboratory courses. In addition, a series of science education courses (SCED) have recently been developed specifically for the needs of adolescence science candidates. 

All of the Adolescence Science Majors take the equivalent of a major in their area of certification in addition to educational foundation and science education courses. 

Adolescence education science majors can augment their degrees with involvement in the Fredonia National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, Teacher’s Ed Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Geology Club, Engineering and Physics Society or, as a member of the Science Education Partnership Student Advisory Council. 

Curriculum for B.S. in Adolescence Science Education

Education Foundations
EDU 224 Adolescent Development
EDU 250/251* Intro to the Exceptional Learner
EDU 301 Safe Schools/Healthy Students:Child Abuse & Child Abduction
EDU 302 Students:  Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Abuse
EDU 303 Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Safety Education/Fire & Arson/School Violence
EDU 349 Educational Psychology
EDU 430 Student Teaching in Secondary School

Science Education
SCED 105/106* The Nature of Science and Science Education
SCED 276 Literacy & Technology for Science & Mathematics
SCED 303 Assessment for Inquiry-Based Science
SCED 305/313* Diversity in the Teaching of Science & Mathematics
SCED 419 Adolescence Science Methods
*Field course

B.S. Adolescence Education in Biology – Content Core



Principles of Biology I + Lab



Principles of Biology II + Lab



Genetics + Lab



Biodiversity + Lab



General Ecology + Lab



Biochemistry + Lab



Biological Conservation



Senior Seminar

Plus 9 additional hours of biology electives at the 300 to 400 level

Supporting Courses:

General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II
College Physics I & II or University Physics I & II
Statistics for Scientists

B.S. Adolescence Education in Chemistry – Content Core

CHEM 115-116                      General Chemistry
CHEM 125, 126 or 130           General Chemistry Labs
CHEM 215-216                      Organic Chemistry
CHEM 225, 226 or 230           Organic Chemistry Labs
CHEM 315-316                      Physical Chemistry
CHEM 325-326                      Physical Chemistry Labs
CHEM 317-318                      Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 327-328                      Analytical Chemistry Labs
CHEM 395                             Introduction to Research
CHEM 395-396                      Seminar
CHEM 391-2, 491-2               Independent Research OR elective

 Related Courses

·         MATH 122-123           University Calculus I & II
·         PHYS 230-233            University Physics I & II + labs
·         CSIT 104 or 105         Intro to Microcomputers or Intro to Computing


B.S. Adolescence Education in Earth Science – Content Core

GEO 150         Moons and Planets
GEO 160         Oceanography
GEO 165         Geology I
GEO 169         General Geology Laboratory
GEO 210         Geology II
GEO 215         Minerals and Rocks (writing intensive)
GEO 311         Global Climate
GEO 330         Geomorphology (writing intensive)
GEO 459         Geosciences Seminar
Any TWO GEO 300/400 level courses with LABS as advised (one course can be GIS) 

B.S. Adolescence Education in PhysicsContent Core

PHYS 230 – Univ. Physics I                     
PHYS 232 – Univ. Physics I Lab              
PHYS 231 – Univ. Physics II                        
PHYS 233 – Univ. Physics II Lab        
PHYS 234 – Modern Physics 
PHYS 333 Electricity & Magnetism  or PHYS 331 Theoretical Physics                 
PHYS 340/341 – Optics w/lab              
PHYS 431 – Quantum Mechanics           
PHYS 425 – Mathematical Physics I       
PHYS electives (6 hrs)                                  
PHYS 330 – Thermodynamics               
PHYS 400 – Seminar                                 

 Related Courses

·   CHEM 115/125 – General Chemistry I + lab 4
·   CHEM 116/125 – General Chemistry II + lab 4
·   MATH 122, 123, 223 Calc I - III 12
·   MATH 224 Differential Equations 3
·   CSIT 106 or 121 – C++ Programming 3


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