May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer), A.S.

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5649
Department Chairperson: Dr. Elizabeth Yanoff
Higbee Hall, Room 109, (518) 629-7250

The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer), A.S. program provides students with foundations to pursue the rich and rewarding field of secondary education. By completing courses in the liberal arts, education and an academic concentration, students will be able to achieve effective transfer to four-year programs leading to teacher certification in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) by the State of New York. Concentrations include English, History/Social Studies, Math, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics.

Many four-year institutions require specific course grades and degree GPA as part of the transfer application. For students interested in and preparing to transfer to a SUNY institution, please visit

Transfer credit is evaluated at the student’s request. Transfer credit will be awarded at the discretion of the department chair in accordance with the college and discipline specific departmental policies to support the educational plan made between the academic advisor and the student. The use of transfer credit may affect transfer to other two- and four-year programs, as well as financial aid eligibility.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science Fall and Spring Students seeking concentrations in math, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics must meet prerequisites for math and science courses as listed in the concentration. 78 or above

Total Credits Required: 60

Major Requirements*

(1) Concentration requirements and electives as advised Credits: 18


(2) Mathematics Elective Credits: 3

Course fulfilling requirement:

(3) World Languages Elective Credits: 6

Must include two courses within same language.

(4) Restricted Elective Credits: 6

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY-GER” and “HVCC Liberal Arts andSciences”.

One course must be from SUNY-GER Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)-CSCI

One course must be from SUNY-GER The Arts-CART, Humanities-CHUM, World History and Global Awareness-CWHG, or U.S. History and Civic Engagement-CUSH


Students in the sciences tracks must take two courses from The Arts-CART, Humanities-CHUM, World History and Global Awareness-CWHG, or U.S. History and Civic Engagement-CUSH

(5) Elective as Advised Credits: 3

Through advisement, choose from the following based on concentration:

  • “SUNY General Education” course
  • “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” course
  • EDUC course

(6) Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Electivecredits: 3

Course must be designated as both “SUNY-GER-Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences”.

Total Credits Required: 60