Dec 01, 2021  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology and Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12), B.S. and M.S.


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Bachelor of Science in Biology

General Liberal Arts and Science:  
General Education Requirements 60 credits
Biology and Adolescence Education:  
Natural Science 36 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
Adolescence Education Graduate Courses Completed for B.S. Degree 15 credits
Total 120 credits

OR

Bachelor of Science in Biology Education

General Liberal Arts and Science:  
General Education Requirements 60 credits
Biology and Adolescence Education:  
Natural Science 34 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Open Electives 5 credits
Adolescence Education Graduate Courses Completed for B.S. Degree 15 credits
Total 120 credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Biology or Biology Education must complete all the required general education, required major, and major elective courses as listed: Biology, Biology Education Track, B.S.  

 

Master of Science in Adolescence Education, Grades 7–12

Course work completed during B.S. degree 15 credits
Course work completed during M.S. degree 21 credits
Total 36 credits
Total combined B.S. and M.S 141 credits

New York State requires completion of the following undergraduate Prerequisites for students seeking the Adolescence Education, Grades 7–12 in Biology Certification, which will fulfill part of the General Education requirements:

Communications/Humanities/Written Analysis and Expression 3
Historical and Social Sciences 6
Scientific Processes* 6
Mathematical Processes 6
Artistic Expression 3
Information Retrieval 3
Language other than English 3


* Coursework in Environmental Science, Evolution, Nutrition or Plants and People is not acceptable for teacher certification requirements.

For specific major requirements please refer to the Biology section of this catalog listed within the School of Health and Natural Sciences: Biology, General Biology Track, B.S.  

The Adolescence Graduate Courses that must be completed for the B.S. degree are the following:

  • EDUC 500 - Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives
  • EDUC 502 - Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities from Birth through Adolescence
  • EDUC 505 - Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDUC 507 - Approaches to Literacy in Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 517 - Educational Psychology and Adolescent Development

The above 15 credits are taken as an undergraduate student as undergraduate student as part of the B.S. degree program. The remaining 21 credits are taken as a graduate student after receiving the B.S. degree and after meeting the admission requirements for acceptance into the M.S. degree program. To complete the master’s degree in one calendar year, students must take two courses during summer session. Please see Graduate Catalog for course descriptions of the above courses and for specific requirements for the M.S. degree.

 

 

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