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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, Philosophy, and Foundations of Education

3 s.h.

EDUC 201 Diversity and Teaching

3 s.h.

EDUC 235 Reading and Literacy I

3 s.h.

EPSY 229 Survey of Exceptional Children

3 s.h.

EPSY 275 Psychological Foundations of Education: Learning and Motivation

3 s.h.

EPSY 240 Child Growth and Development

3 s.h.

EPSY 280 Assessment

3 s.h.

EDUC 213 Education Law Requirements

1 s.h.

EDUC 253 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: Elementary School

3 s.h.


Sub Total 25 s.h.

II. Methods Block

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

3 s.h.

EDUC 260 Science and Technology

3 s.h.


Sub Total 15 s.h.

III. Student Teaching

EDUC 395 Student Teaching and Capstone

15 s.h.


Sub Total 15 s.h.

IV. Required Related Work

MATH 108 Basic Concepts of Mathematics I

3 s.h.

AHIS 266 History of New York State

3 s.h.

CHEM 111 (Biology concentration only)

4 s.h.

COMP 100 (English concentration pre-requisite)

3 s.h.


Sub Total 6-10 s.h.

V. General Education Coursework

Select at least 30 s.h. from the courses below. In addition, these 30 s.h. must represent each of the first six general education attributes (M3, FL3, BC3, A3, NS3, and H3) and at least one of the remaining four (SS3, AM3, WC3, and OW3) in order to meet NYS Education Content Core requirements.


MATH 109 Basic Concepts of Mathematics II

3 s.h.

Foreign Language

Any Foreign Language at the 102 level or higher ~OR~ meeting the education foreign language requirement in related work via a proficiency score of 250 or higher

0-6 s.h.

Basic Communication

Any COMP course with a BC3 attribute.

3 s.h.

Fine Arts

Any Fine Arts with an A3 attribute

3 s.h.


Any Science course with an NS3

3-4 s.h.


Any course with an H3 attribute

3 s.h.

At least 3 s.h. in at least one of the following general education attributes:

3 s.h.

Any course with a SS3 attribute


Any course with an AM3 attribute


Any course with a WC3 attribute


Any course with an OW3 attribute



Sub Total 30 s.h.

If the related work foreign language is met via high school study or testing out, the FL3 is not required.

VI. Concentration

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

30 s.h.

VII. Electives


9-10 s.h.


Total 122-126 s.h.

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