What will I learn?

We’ve developed this program in response to popular demand from students and parents who have called for a pathway to fulfilling jobs in education and science, and to school districts who report an increasing number of full-time job openings in STEM disciplines. Graduation from the Five-Year Master Plan empowers students with options to choose the career they find most fulfilling, whether that means becoming a science teacher, working as a chemist, or pursuing a PhD.

BA in Geology

Year 1: (Fall and Spring)

  • ENG160 Composition I
  • CHE201 General Chemistry I
  • CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab
  • MAT251 Calculus I
  • GLG201 Physical Geology
  • GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory
  • ENG180 Composition II
  • CHE202 General Chemistry II
  • CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab
  • GLG301
  • MAT252 Calculus II
  • SED354 Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar

Year 2: (Fall and Spring)

  • PHY201 General Physics 1
  • PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory
  • GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography
  • EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDS372 Developing Adolescence
  • GLG314 Petrology
  • PHY202 General Physics 2
  • PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab

Year 3: (Fall and Spring):

Arts course

  • GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation
  • GLG305 or GLG407 Paleontology or Hydrogeology
  • PHY205 or PHY206Exploring the Solar System or Exploring the Universe
  • BIO201 General Biology I (or other 4 credit science elective) 3
  • BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab 1
  • PHY205 or PHY206 Exploring the Solar System or Exploring the Universe
  • GLG120 Weather and Environment
  • EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners

Year 4: (Fall and Spring):

  • GLG405 Structure and Tectonics
  • GLG435 Field Geology
  • SED453 Curriculum and Assessment in the Secondary School
  • SED353 Field Work #1
  • SED356 Teaching and Learning in the Digital Environment

MAT in Adolescence Ed: Earth Science

  • SED543 Science in the Secondary School
  • SED552 Field Experience II
  • SED565 World History Institute
  • SED604 Practicum in Secondary Ed 7-9
  • SED605 Practicum in Secondary Ed 10-12
  • SED606 Practicum Seminar
  • SED553 Field Experience III

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
USD $16,980 for bachelor degree; USD $23,100 for master degree (This fees is for fall 2019/spring 2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


School of Education

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a secondary school or equivalent qualification.

For international students

Student must have official secondary / high school degree. English Proficiency: TOEFL - iBT score of 80 or better; IELTS - score of 6.5 or better (no sub-scores lower than 6.0. Application Deadlines: December 1 for Spring semester (January start); June 15 for Fall semester (August start).

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About this uni

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available