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Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) [AEM] (Major)

This major in the Mathematics Department leads to New York state certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.

Career Potential

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Mathematics teacher, high school or junior high school
  • Educational administrator

A. Required MAT and MCS Courses: 39 credit hours
  • MAT 135 - Calculus I (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 224 - Mathematical Reasoning and Proof (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 236 - Calculus II (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 237 - Calculus III (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 272 - Linear Algebra (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 370 - Algebraic Structures I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 375 - Geometry I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 420 - Intermediate Analysis (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 446 - Probability and Statistics (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 480 - History of Mathematics (3 cr. hr.)
  • MCS 186 - Introductory Programming (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with PHY 186
  • MAT elective at the 300 level or above
B. Core in Professional Preparation: 43-44 credit hours
  • AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (3 cr. hr.)
  • AED 392 - Methods I: Teaching Adolescence Mathematics (3 cr. hr.)
  • AED 492 - Methods II: Field Experiences in Adolescence Mathematics (3 cr. hr.)
  • AED 493 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics I (7 cr. hr.)
  • AED 494 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics II (7 cr. hr.)
  • EDU 471 - Foundations of Modern Education (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.) or
  • HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues (2 cr. hr.)
  • LIT 449 - Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 332 - Educational Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 350 - Psychology of Language (3 cr. hr.) or
  • SHH 300 - Normal Language Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms (3 cr. hr.)
C. Additional Requirements (for the B.S. only): 7-14 credit hours
  • Foreign language courses: 0-6 credit hours. Foreign language through the 102 level is required for certification in earning the B.S.
  • Two courses must be chosen from the courses listed below. These courses may also simultaneously satisfy the requirements for General Education Categories 2 or 13.
  • CHE 221 - General Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 222 - General Chemistry II (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 261 - Physical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 262 - Historical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 150 - Astronomy (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 201 - Principles of Physics I (4 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 202 - Principles of Physics II (4 cr. hr.)
D. Additional Requirements (for the B.A. only): 7-12 credit hours

Foreign language courses: 0-12 credit hours. Foreign language through the 202 level is required for certification in earning the B.A.

E. Additional General Education Courses: 30-37 credit hours

F. Admission to the Major

Completion of 30 credit hours with at least a 2.5 grade point average overall, and at least a 2.5 grade point average in each of the areas A and B above.

G. Eligibility for Student Teaching

To be eligible for AED 493: Student Teaching ??? Adolescence Mathematics I and AED 494: Student Teaching ??? Adolescence Mathematics II, students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5, both overall and in each of the areas A and B above.

H. Program Portfolio

Students in adolescence education mathematics must complete and submit a program portfolio prior to graduation. Portfolio artifacts will be completed in AED 392, 492, 493/494 and submitted through Taskstream.

I. Other Requirements

In addition to the College's residency requirement (see [[permalink=28|new]][[/permalink]]), at least half of the credit hours in area A and at least half of the credit hours in area B must be successfully completed at Cortland. Furthermore, courses in area B completed at Cortland should include: AED 392, AED 492, AED 493, and AED 494.

Specific information regarding requirements such as state examinations and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment for New York state teaching certification can be found under [[permalink=28|new]][[/permalink]].

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124
Example of the B.S. in Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12) over four years

The sample program is given as a model only and does not represent expectations for all programs offered. Students should consult an advisor in the Mathematics Department to obtain up-to-date program requirements.

First Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15-16

GE 2 or 13
Foreign language
COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
MAT 135 - Calculus I (4 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 16-17

MCS 186
GE 2 or 13
Foreign language
CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
MAT 236 - Calculus II (4 cr. hr.)

Second Year
Fall Total credit hours: 16

GE 4
GE 8
MAT 224 - Mathematical Reasoning and Proof (3 cr. hr.)
MAT 237 - Calculus III (4 cr. hr.)
PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 17-18

GE 7
GE 12
AED 391 - Introduction to Adolescence Education (3 cr. hr.)
HLH 110 - Personal and Community Health (3 cr. hr.) or
HLH 199 - Critical School Health Issues (2 cr. hr.)
MAT 272 - Linear Algebra (3 cr. hr.)
PSY 332 - Educational Psychology (3 cr. hr.)

Third Year
Fall Total credit hours: 18

GE 6
GE 11
AED 392 - Methods I: Teaching Adolescence Mathematics (3 cr. hr.)
MAT 370 - Algebraic Structures I (3 cr. hr.)
MAT 375 - Geometry I (3 cr. hr.)
PSY 350 - Psychology of Language (3 cr. hr.) or
SHH 300 - Normal Language Development (3 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • AED 492 - Methods II: Field Experiences in Adolescence Mathematics (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPE 275 - Teaching Students with Disabilities in Adolescence Classrooms (3 cr. hr.)
  • LIT 449 - Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 420 - Intermediate Analysis (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 446 - Probability and Statistics (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year
Fall Total credit hours: 14
  • AED 493 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics I (7 cr. hr.)
  • AED 494 - Student Teaching: Adolescence Mathematics II (7 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-16

MAT/MCS elective
GE 5
Elective
Elective
EDU 471 - Foundations of Modern Education (3 cr. hr.)