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2021 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2021 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12, Dual Degree Program with BA in History (M.S.)

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This is a program of study for candidates who are admitted at the undergraduate level into the 5 Year BA History-MS Adolescence Education program. Candidates earn a bachelor’s degree in History and obtain New York State initial/professional certification in adolescence education with their Master of Science degree. Candidates in this program produce a Master’s thesis based on original historical research. Students are admitted into the 5-year dual-degree program as first year students and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their first two years and have a GPA of 3.0 at the end of their Sophomore Year; a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in years three, four, and five.

Education, Programs in

(Preparation for early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, teaching English to speakers of other languages, business and marketing education and dual certification in childhood and students with disabilities or adolescence and students with disabilities generalist)

Utica College offers programs in teacher education that lead to certification in several different teaching areas. In order to be certified to teach in New York State, prospective teachers are required to complete a bachelor’s degree, including the education program requirements, to pass the mandatory New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, and to meet all other regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

Students interested in a teaching career should plan to consult with an education advisor soon after matriculation to discuss career possibilities, procedures for admission to the education programs and the requirements for completion, and for information about the certification areas available. Some education courses require written permission of the chair for registration.

Courses in the education programs include observation and work in the public schools as well as regular course work. The practical application of the theory and principles of teaching and learning culminates in an assignment to area schools for student teaching in the senior year. It is necessary for students to make plans to set aside one of the semesters of the senior year to devote entirely to student teaching.

There are specific admission and retention criteria and policies, including a minimum 2.75 GPA requirement, for the education programs. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in all courses required for certification. There are also additional requirements associated with student teaching.

Utica College also offers master’s programs in education. For more information, consult the Utica College graduate studies catalog.

Learning Objectives

  • Our degree candidates have a strong knowledge of subject matter.
  • Our degree candidates demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and the ability to use this knowledge to design effective lessons.
  • Our degree candidates acquire teaching skills that promote student learning.
  • Our degree candidates teach caringly and effectively and are professionals.

Academic Requirements (40 Credit Hours)

Required Courses (in addition to BA History requirements)

Major Core Requirements

28 Credit Hours

Content Area Electives

9 credit hours of graduate level history courses

9 Credit Hours

Student Teaching: 9 credit hours

  • EDU 671 - Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • EDU 675 - Student Teaching I (4) 
  • EDU 676 - Student Teaching II (4) 


9 Credit Hours

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