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Adolescence Education - Earth Science (7-12), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
You’ll want a strong foundation in the space and geosciences if your ambition is to teach Earth science in a middle or high school. Your Suny Cortland Adolescence Education - Earth Science (7-12) program includes course work in all areas of Earth science needed for New York state certification together with supporting courses for the General Science extension. 
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Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Adolescence Education - Earth Science (7-12) program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the knowledge and practices of contemporary science, including interrelation and interpretation of important concepts, ideas and applications in the field of earth science.
  • Use understanding of how students learn and develop in order to facilitate acquisition of science knowledge through inquiry.
  • Engage all students in science learning through goals aligned with state and national standards.
  • Maintain chemical safety, safety procedures, and the ethical treatment of living organisms needed in the science classroom.
  • Provide evidence from fair and equitable assessments that students' understanding of major science concepts has changed as a result of instruction by the candidate.
  • Participate in on-going professional development to improve their knowledge and understanding of both content and pedagogy, including approaches for addressing inequities and assuring inclusion for all students in science.

Career Potential

  • Earth science teacher (grades 7-12)
  • Naturalist or interpreter
  • Earth scientist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physical Geology 
  • Historical Geology 
  • Mineralogy 
  • Meteorology 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Physical Oceanography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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