Elementary Education Degree Requirements
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)

The following patterns represent overall course requirements for elementary 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 and Literacy (prerequisite: pass CWE) 3 s.h.
  EDUC 235 Reading and Literacy I 3 s.h.
  EDUC 305 Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment: Social Studies and Arts 3 s.h.
  EDUC 306 Early Childhood Curriculum & 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.
Student Teaching  
  EDUC 395 Student Teaching and Capstone 15 s.h.
  Sub Total 46 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.
  CHLD 170 Child in the Family 3 s.h.
  CHLD 376 Infant and Toddler Education 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.
  CSCI 100 Introduction to Computer Technology or 3 s.h.
  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  
  Met through EPSY (above) and PSYC 100 or SOCL 100 or SOCL 110 or ANTH 100 or ANTH 209 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 3 s.h.
Other World Civilizations (choose one): 3 s.h.
  ALS 202 Peoples and Cultures of Africa  
  ALS 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 (Art, 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 52-58 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 128-134 s.h.