Adolescence Education

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About the Major

SUNY Oneonta has 130+ years of practice training excellent teachers. Education was our first program and remains one of our largest. We offer 10 undergraduate Adolescence Education programs, including a related minor in educational psychology.

Undergraduate programs:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Curriculum

The curriculum in each of these programs has three dimensions of education: general, content and professional education. Apart from Social Studies and Family and Consumer Science Education, students double major in Adolescence Education and their content area. All SUNY Oneonta education programs are approved by the New York State Regents and New York State Education Department.

In addition to formal field experience in area schools, pre-service teachers have many opportunities to practice their teaching strategies. You’ll join a close-knit community where you can form relationships with faculty and the other students in your program. A strong network of teacher partners – many of them Oneonta grads – provides rich student-teaching experience.

Course Topics Include

  • Issues, Philosophy and Foundations
  • Diversity and Teaching
  • Survey of Exceptional Children
  • Psychological Foundations of Education: Learning and Motivation
  • Adolescent Growth and Development
  • Development of Language and Adolescent Literacies
  • Teaching Reading in Content Areas
  • Education Law Requirements
  • Research, Theory and Practice in Middle/High School Teaching

Adolescence Education majors will also need to complete non-course requirements.

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Department of Secondary Education and Educational Technology
374 Fitzelle Hall
607-436-3075

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One of the Nation’s Best Adolescence Education Programs

SUNY Oneonta’s Adolescence Education program is one of the best in the nation, according to a 2017 ranking by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The council evaluated more than 700 undergraduate programs across the country based on admission standards, subject-area preparation, requirements for courses on instructional methods, guidance on how to manage a classroom and whether programs provide and ensure the high quality of practice opportunities. SUNY Oneonta’s program ranked in the top 10 percent nationwide, at the 94th percentile.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

In addition to formal field experience in area schools, pre-service teachers have many opportunities to practice their teaching strategies, including service-learning activities and leading workshops for area middle school students during the Catskill Area School Study Council’s fall enrichment seminar series. A capstone student teaching experience in both a middle school and high school setting prepares graduates to teach successfully in grades 7–12.

Student Clubs

The Association of Secondary Educators gives students a chance to exchange ideas and experiences, keep abreast of current trends in education, practice group leadership and cooperation and make close contacts with classmates.

Profiles

Ethan Chichester
Students
To me, being a first-generation college student means that I'm taking control of my life and making independent decisions about my future. By being a first-generation college student, I have learned life skills and fundamentals of life. 
Samantha Martin
Students
Growing up where I did, I worked at Howe’s Caverns and always loved walking through the caves and exploring. That helped me realize Earth Science was what I wanted to do. I definitely want to teach middle school earth science in a rural school district.
Taylor Williams
Students
I would love to be an algebra teacher in a high school. I love math! Growing up, I never really had a great math teacher, and I always wanted to be that teacher who actually went out of their way to help their kids rather than letting them figure it out on their own, because that's what I had to do. I want to help other people succeed.
Kevin Colella
Students
My Phonetics and Phrenology class was so interesting to learn the science behind languages, how people speak and why. You learn the parts of the mouth and how you have to put your tongue to a certain spot to make a sound. My favorite education class is Methods because I get to work at Morris Central School teaching Spanish to 8th- through 12th-graders and that’s a lot of fun.
Tanya Reyes
Students
Oneonta has given me so many options to do different things. It allowed me to delve into things I never thought I would be into.

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