Adolescent Biology (Advanced Certificate)

 

Welcome to the Adolescent Biology (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.

Academic Plan

BIOAE-AC

Total Credits

26 to 27 credits

Advisors

Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Students complete a sequence of courses in both Education and Biology. The program sequence provides a suggested order of education courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Adolescent Biology (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum).

Fingerprint Clearance Requirements

All students in teacher preparation programs as well as programs in school counseling need to be fingerprinted so that they are cleared to work with children in various settings including New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public schools, charter networks, and other organizations. Visit the Fingerprinting page for requirements and procedures.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for one semester. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. Students may complete practicum in their current job if it is aligned with their pending certification/area of study.

Certification

This program leads to initial New York State certification to teach Biology in grades 7-12. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.

Graduation

Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

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