Elementary Education Degree Requirements
Childhood Education
(Grades 1 - 6)

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

I. Professional Education Sequence


EDUC 106 Issues, Philosophy, and Foundations in Education

3 s.h.


EDUC 201 Diversity and Teaching

3 s.h.


EPSY 275 Psychological Foundations of Education: Learning and Motivation
EPSY 229 Survey of Exceptional Children

3 s.h.
3 s.h.


EPSY 240 Child Growth and Development

3 s.h.


EPSY280 Assessment

3 s.h.


EDUC 213 Education Law Requirements Related to Health and Safety Issues
EDUC 253 Integrating Techn0logy into the Curriculum: Elementary School

1 s.h.
3 s.h.


Methods (1-6)



EDUC 220 Differentiated Instruction 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 52 s.h.

II. Required Related Work


MATH 108 Concepts of Mathematics I
AHIS 266 History of New York State
CHEM 111 (Biology concentration only)
COMP 100

3 s.h.
3 s.h.
4 s.h.
3 s.h.

Sub Total 9-13 s.h.

III. General Education Coursework: Select at least 30 s.h. from the courses below.


Math 109 Basic Concepts of Mathematics II

Foreign Language
Any Foreign Language at the 102 level or higher OR demonstration of proficiency to be determined by the Foreign Languages and Literature Department

Basic Communication
COMP with a BC3

Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts with an A3 attribute--not performance

Any Science course with an NS 3 attribute

Any course with an H3 attribute

At least 3 s.h. in at least one of the following general education attributes:
Any course with an SS3 attribute
Any course with an AM3 attribute
Any course with a WC3 attribute
Any course with an OW3 attribute

3 s.h.

0-6 s.h.

3 s.h.

3 s.h.

3 s.h.

3 s.h.

3 s.h.





Sub Total 30 s.h.

IV. 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.

Sub Total 30-34 s.h

Total 122-126 s.h.