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Elementary Education and Reading Department Requirements – Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Courses in Professional Education, General Education, and Related Work

The following patterns represent overall course requirements for 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

3 s.h.

EDUC 284 Development of Language and Literacy

3 s.h.

EDUC 235 Reading and Literacy I

3 s.h.


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

3 s.h.

EDUC 260 Science and Technology

3 s.h.

Student Teaching

EDUC 395 Student Teaching and Capstone

15 s.h.


Sub Total 45 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

2 s.h.

EPSY 241 Educational Applications of Developmental Psychology

1 s.h.

EPSY 229 Survey of Exceptional Children

3 s.h.


EDUC 213 Education Law Requirements

1 s.h.


MATH 108 Basic Concepts of Mathematics I

3 s.h.

MATH 109 Basic Concepts of Mathematics II

3 s.h.


EDUC 253 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: Elementary School

3 s.h.


2 Science courses with labs in different departments

6 s.h.


One course in literature or philosophy

3 s.h.

Basic Writing

COMP 100 Composition

3 s.h.

Social Science

GEOG 100 Introductory Geography or


GEOG 230 Cultural Geography




AHIS 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

3 s.h.

Other World Civilizations

One course with HO2 attribute

3 s.h.

Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theater)

One course in these departments, not performance

3 s.h.

Foreign Language

0-6 s.h.

The Education Foreign Language requirement can be fulfilled in one of three ways:

  1. Complete a college level foreign language through the 102 or higher level (ALS is permitted).
  2. Pass the foreign language proficiency exam at the 102 level (250 or higher score).
  3. Successfully complete three years of the same foreign language at the high school level.

General Education 2 Foreign Language:

Complete a foreign language course with an FL2 attribute or pass the foreign language proficiency exam with a 200 or higher score.


Sub Total 49-55 s.h.

III. Concentration

Students are required to select one of thirteen concentrations that have been approved by NYSED

30 s.h.


Total 124-130 s.h.

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