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2017-2018 University Bulletin

The Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP), B.A. or B.S/M.A.


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Michelle Blackwell, Director
Harvey Hall, Room 124
p – (516) 877-4409
f – (516) 877-4097
e – mblackwell@adelphi.edu

The Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) is a unique, five-year, combined bachelor’s/master’s program for undergraduate students preparing to teach at the childhood and adolescent grade levels. The continuity and cohesiveness of the undergraduate and graduate aspects of the program make the curriculum both economical and comprehensive.

The structure of STEP is particularly effective in meeting the needs of the transfer student. Most students entering the program at the junior level have a three-year course of study, which takes them through their master’s degree in education; other students who major in one of the natural sciences or math may take longer. These students should consult with the appropriate academic adviser prior to enrollment to see exactly how long it will take to meet all requirements.

Admissions Requirements


  • Freshmen: minimum 3.0 high school GPA; SAT of 1500 or higher
  • Transfer students: minimum 2.75 GPA

New York State Requirements - Foreign Language


  1. Two semesters (6 credits) at Level I and II; or
  2. Two different languages (6 credits); or
  3. One semester (3 credits of Level III or above)

* These requirements can be waived with a passing score on High School Regents Exam or with a passing score on the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS) exam.

College of Arts and Sciences Foreign Language Requirements


Additional foreign language requirements may be necessary for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students admitted to STEP must consult with the liberal arts advisor.

General Education


All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major. Students completing the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement. There is no University requirement for a foreign language for the B.A. degree awarded by other schools of the University or for other bachelor’s degrees such as the B.S. or B.F.A.

Requirements for the STEP Childhood Education Minor


Degree: B.A., M.A.
Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative, 3.00 in Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.A.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

(35 credits in Education)

Graduate Requirements (5th Year)


Additional Information


The Scholar Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.) is a unique, five-year, combined baccalaureate and master’s program for students preparing to teach at the childhood and adolescent levels. The first four years of S.T.E.P. allow for completion of the General Education requirements, a student-selected major in a liberal arts discipline and additional New York State requirements for certification. Course work and field experience at the undergraduate level lead directly into a full-time, field-based course of study on the graduate (fifth-year) level.

Courses during the fifth year are graduate-level courses. The fifth-year sequence requires active participation in schools including one semester of student teaching.

Requirements for the STEP Adolescence Education Minor


Degree: B.A. - M.A. or B.S. - M.A
Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative
3.00 Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.A. or B.S.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

(25-28 credits)

Graduate Requirements (5th Year)


Additional Information


The Scholar Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.) is a unique, five-year, combined baccalaureate and master’s program for students preparing to teach at the childhood and adolescent levels. The first four years of S.T.E.P. allow for completion of the General Education requirements, a student-selected major in a liberal arts discipline and additional New York State requirements for certification. Course work and field experience at the undergraduate level lead directly into a full-time, field-based course of study on the graduate (fifth-year) level.

Courses during the fifth year are graduate-level courses. The fifth-year sequence requires active participation in schools including one semester of student teaching.

STEP Childhood Education Minor B.A./M.A. Semester Sequence


Degree: B.A. - M.A. B.S. - M.A.
Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative
3.00 Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.A. or B.S.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

 
Requirements
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
EST (0836) 102 Orientation Seminar 1 or ✓            
EST (0836) 221 Childhood Development
or
PIA (0501) 115 Developmental Psychology*

3
 
             
EST (0836) 302 Perspectives of Teaching & Learning
or
EST (0836) 310 Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Childhood Education

3
 
             
EST (0836) 304 Community, School & Society 3              
EST (0836) 305 Child w/Special Needs 3              
EST (0836) 307 Philosophy of Education 3              
EST (0836) 402 Social Studies & Critical Literacy 4              
EST (0836) 403 Teaching & Learning Math 4              
EST (0836) 404 Teaching & Learning Science 4              
EST (0836) 406 Approaches to Literacy in Childhood Education I 3              
EST (0836) 407 Approaches to Literacy in Childhood Education II 4              
Major in Arts & Sciences1 30+
Laboratory Science Course 4 Courses may be taken during any semester.
Foreign or American Sign Language2 3-6 Courses may be taken during any semester.

* Pre-Requisite PIA (0501) 101 Required

1 All majors in the College of Arts and Sciences (with the exception of Dance), Psychology, Economics, Humanistic Studies and Social Sciences have been approved by New York State for Childhood Education STEP students.

2 Students must take 6 credits in a language other than English or 3 credits at Level III or higher to meet New York State Teaching Certification requirements. If a student earned a passing score on the high school Regents Exam in a foreign language or has documented fluency in another language, this requirement will be waived. Additional foreign language requirements may be necessary for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Students admitted to STEP must consult with the liberal arts advisor.

 

Graduate Requirements (5th Year)
Summer (9 credits) Fall (12 credits) Spring (12 credits)
ECH (0807) 595 Child Literacies: Literature, Culture and the Arts ECH (0807) 788 Master’s Seminar: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning EST (0836) 604 Classroom Management Strategies for Childhood Educators
EST (0836) 574 Teaching & Learning Aesthetics
or
EST (0803) 500 Exploring the Arts Series
HED (0834) 571 Health Issues for Elementary School Educators ECH (0807) 795 Student Teaching in Childhood Education: Pre-Certification

ECH (0807) 502 Reflective Practice Seminar in Childhood Eduction
Graduate Education Elective Graduate Elective  
  Graduate Education Elective  

STEP Adolescence Education Minor B.A./M.A. Semester Sequence


Degree: B.A., M.A. or B.S. M.A.
Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative
3.00 Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.A. or B.S.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

 
Requirements
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
EST (0836) 102 Orientation Seminar 1 or ✓            
EST (0836) 222 Adolescent Development
or
PIA (0501) 116 Adolescent Psychology*

3
             
ENG (0122) 202 Structure of Modern English
(English Majors Only)
3              
EST (0836) 311 Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Adolescent Education 3              
EST (0836) 304 Community, School & Society 3              
EDO (0809) 595 Youth Literacies: Literature, Culture and the Arts (Humanities)
or
EDO (0809) 594 Critical Literacy in Mathematics and Science Education (Math and Science Majors ONLY)

3
 
       
     
EST (0836) 307 Philosophy of Education 3              
EDO (0809) 596 Inquiry & Expression Literacy Across the Curric: Humanities
or
EDO (0809) 597 Inquiry & Expression: Literacy Across the Curric: Math and Sciences (Math & Science Majors Only)

3
 
           

 
 
EEC (0810) 560 Managing Inclusive Environments 3              
EDO (0809) 513 Instruction Math Education
or
EDO (0809) 517 Instruction Science
or
EDO (0809) 518 Instruction Social Studies
or
EDO (0809) 519 Instruction Spanish Language
or
EDO (0836) 580 Learning & Composition
(English majors only)





3
 
             





 
Major in Arts & Sciences1 30+
Courses may be taken during any semester.
Foreign or American Sign Language2 3-6

* Pre-Requisite PIA (0501) 101 Required

1 Students with the STEP minor in Adolescence Education can major in:

History, English, International Studies, Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Studies/Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology

Students seeking Social Studies certification and not majoring in History must complete 21 credits in history course work. All social science majors must complete one course in Economics, Geography, Government/ Political Science, Sociology and Psychology.

2 Students must take 6 credits in a language other than English or 3 credits at Level III or higher to meet New York State Teaching Certification requirements. If a student earned a passing score on the high school Regents Exam in a foreign language or has documented fluency in another language, this requirement will be waived. Additional foreign language requirements may be necessary for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students admitted to STEP must consult with the liberal arts advisor.

 

Graduate Requirements (5th Year)
Summer (9 credits) Fall (12 credits) Spring (12 credits)
HED (0834) 607 Health Promotion EDO (0809) 788 Master’s Seminar EDO (0809) 503 Reflective Practice

EST (0836) 574 Teach. & Learn. Aesthetics
or
EST (0803) 500 Exploring the Arts Institute
One of the following:
EDO (0809) 511 Instruct. & Assess. In English
EDO (0809) 613 Secondary Mathematics
EDO (0809) 617 Secondary Science
EDO (0809) 618 Secondary Social Studies
EDO (0809) 619 Methods & Mater. of Spanish

EDO (0809) 790 Student Teaching
Graduate Elective   EDO (0809) 611 Teaching Writing in the Secondary Inclusive Classroom (English Majors)
  (2) Graduate Electives  

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