Adolescent Chemistry (MA) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Part-Time – Spring Start


Academic Plan: CHEAE-MA

Students are required to complete 26-27 credits in Education Courses. In addition, 15-17 Chemistry credits are required. This is a recommended sequence of Education courses. Students must consult with the faculty advisors in Education and Chemistry to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.

Students who graduate from their teacher preparation programs in Fall 2023 or later, will be required to complete a teacher preparation assessment (TPA) as a requirement for program completion. As of April 2022, the Hunter College School of Education is reviewing the options for the TPA and we will have more information available for students in the coming months.

This is a part-time course sequence for a spring semester start.

Semester 1 – Spring

Education Course

  • SEDF 703 – Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)

Semester 2 – Fall

Education Courses

  • SEDF 704 – Adolescent Development, Grades 7-12 (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SEDC 720 – Adolescent Health and Safety (1 credit)

Semester 3 – Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDC 710 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credits)

Semester 4 – Fall

Education Courses

  • SEDF 705 – Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 708 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)

Certification Exam

  • Educating All Students (EAS) Exam – Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Semester 5 – Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDC 713 – Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for Teaching Mathematics and Science (3 credits)

Certification Exam

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Biology. Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Semester 6– Fall

  • SEDC 724 – Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science, Grades 7-12 (KC) (2 credits)
  • SEDC 741 – Adolescent Fieldwork (KC) (1 credit, must be taken with SEDC 724: Methods II)
  • SEDF 706 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits, must be taken with a field-based course.)

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Student Teaching / Practicum

Students must apply for student teaching/practicum. Refer to the Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.


Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.

Semester 7– Spring

Education Courses

  • SEDC 75401 – Student Teaching (5 credits) or SEDC 7411 and SEDC 77421 – Practicum (4 credits)
    • Students must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom.

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Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.


  • SEDC 7200 – Adolescent Health and Safety, is available every semester including summer and winter sessions.
  • SEDC 7100 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education, can be taken in semester 1 or semester 2. It is also offered in the summer.
  • SPED 70800 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings, can be taken in semester 2 or 3. It is also offered in the summer with several fully online sessions.
  • In addition to the Certification Exams, students must complete the DASA workshop prior to graduation. The DASA workshop can be completed at Hunter College or outside of Hunter College.