Elementary Education Degree Requirements
Early Childhood/Childhood Education
Dual Certificate (Birth-Grade 6)

The following patterns represent overall course requirements for Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors.

I. Professional Education Sequence

  EDUC 106 Issues in Education 3 s.h.
  EDUC 201 Diversity and Teaching 3 s.h.
  EDUC 206 Philosophy and Foundations of Education 3 s.h.
  EDUC 283 Introduction to Preschool Education 4 s.h.
  EDUC 284 The Development of Language & Literacy (prereq: pass CWE) 3 s.h.
  CHLD 170 Child in the Family 3 s.h.
Methods #1 (B-2)  
  EDUC 305 Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment: Social Studies and Arts 3 s.h.
  EDUC 306 Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment: Math, Science, Technology 3 s.h.
  EDUC 385 Issues & Advocacy in Early Childhood Education 3 s.h.
  EPSY 229 Survey of Exceptional Children 3 s.h.
Methods #2 (1-6)  
  EDUC 220 Curriculum Integration and Assessment 3 s.h.
  EDUC 222 Social Studies and the Arts 3 s.h.
  EDUC 236 Reading and Literacy II 3 s.h.
  EDUC 240 Math and Technology in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  EDUC 260 Science and Technology in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
Student Teaching  
  EDUC 395 Student Teaching and Capstone 15 s.h.
Sub Total 64 s.h.

II. Related Work Fulfilling General Education 2000 Requirements

  EPSY 275 Psychological Foundations of Education: Learning and Motivation 3 s.h.
  EPSY 240 Child Growth and Development 3 s.h.
  EDUC 213 Education Law Requirements Related to Health and Safety Issues 1 s.h.
  MATH 108 Concepts of Mathematics I 3 s.h.
  MATH 109 Concepts of Mathematics II 3 s.h.
Technology 3 s.h.
  CSCI 100 Introduction to Computer Technology or
  Choose 3 from the following (1 s.h. each):
  INTD 106 Fundamentals of Word Processing
  INTD 107 Introduction to Spreadsheet Applications
  INTD 108 Introduction to Database Applications
  INTD 150 Library and Internet Research
  2 Science courses with labs in different departments [NL2 attribute] 6 s.h.
  One course in literature or philosophy [AH2 attribute] 3 s.h.
Basic Writing
  COMP 100 Composition 3 s.h.
Social Science
  GEOG 100 Introductory Geography or GEOG 230 Cultural Geography and HIST 266 History of New York State 6 s.h.
American History
  HIST 144 U. S. History I or HIST 145 U. S. History II 3 s.h.
Western Civilization
  HIST 100 Western Civilization I or HIST 101 Western Civilization II
Other World Civilizations(choose one): 3 s.h.
  ALS/ANTH 202 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  ALS/ANTH 203 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
  HIST 120 The Making of the Modern World
  HIST 271 Colonial Latin America
  HIST 272 Modern Latin America
  HIST 274 Women in Africa and the Middle East
  HIST 281 The Islamic World to 1800
Fine Arts (Arts, Music, Theater)
  One course in these departments, not performance [AA2 attribute] 3 s.h.
Foreign Language
  See advisor to meet NY State/College requirements 0-6 s.h.
  Sub Total 43-49 s.h.

III. Concentration

Students are required by NYSED to complete one of thirteen designated concentrations:  Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Technology, Earth Science, English, French, General Science, Geography, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Political Science, Social Studies, Spanish. 30 s.h.
Total 137-143 s.h.