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Earth Science: Adolescence Education

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Adolescence Education: Earth Science at Fredonia

Fredonia’s Earth Science Education program allows you to combine two of your passions; your love of earth science, and your ambition to shape and develop young minds. This program prepares students to teach Earth Science to middle and high school students, and leads to New York State certification grades 7-12. Our required coursework will also help you advance towards dual certification; a coveted component on a professional resume.

The Fredonia Difference

You’ll be involved with coursework rich with science content, teaching principles, and field work. With Fredonia’s unique approach to adolescence education, you can be in a real-life classroom during your first year in the program, giving you a valuable head start to your career.

Career Opportunities

  • Earth science middle school teacher
  • Earth science high school teacher
  • Dual Certified middle or high school teacher

Contact Information

It's Different Here

$60

Million

Science Center with over $4 million in new equipment and instruments

High Demand

Science teachers are among the highest in demand across New York and the country

1st

Semester

Fredonia gets you into the classroom to begin your field placement earlier than most programs; as early as your first semester

Why Earth Science Education at Fredonia?

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Community engagement

Work with local agencies in real-world situations

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Small class sizes

Our class sizes max out around 12 students, ensuring you receive personal attention for your education needs

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CAEP Accreditation

Fredonia’s education programs were the first in NY to receive accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Sample Courses

SCED 419 Adolescence Science Methods

The course is an active inquiry into how and why science is taught, considering from what science is, how science literacy could be achieved, what "learning" entails, and what kinds of curricula and teaching best enable science learning.

EDU 224 Adolescent Development

Physical, mental, and emotional influences on adolescent development in terms of habits, interests and social adjustment. Factors in home and school that influence adolescent behavior and personality, and procedures for evaluating relevant research.

SCED 305 Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

The course provides a theoretical framework for exploring and developing a culturally responsive approach to the teaching of mathematics and sciences. In exploring different instructional formats, the course allows candidates to develop approaches that prepare them for an ever-increasing population of students that reflect diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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