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Childhood Ed Grades 1-6

Dr. Tracy Lahey
Chair of the Department

Students successfully completing all requirements will be recommended for New York State initial certification.

First YearCredits
Fine Arts Elective or3
SPCH 2043
EDUC 2053
ENGL 1103
HIST 207 or 206*3
LANG 6
KIN 1103
RELS 1103
SCI 2403
SCI 2413
MATH 221*3
 36
Second YearCredits
Fine Arts Elective or3
 
EDUC 2013
EDUC 3013
EDUC 3183
PSYC 3453
ENGL Elective3
SCI 2423
MATH 222*3
RELS Catholic Studies3
Concentration 6
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3533
EDUC 3543
EDUC 4013
EDUC 4023
EDUC 4083
CMPT 2143
Concentration 15
 33
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 357 (offered until May 2020)3
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4183
EDUC 4383
KIN 2091
RELS Global/Contemporary 3
SOC SCI Eltv (ECON or PSYC)3
SOC STS Eltv (GOVT or SOC)3
Concentration 9
 31
Total Credits: 133

Early childhood extension (birth through grade two) requires the following six additional hours: EDUC 214 - Curriculum & Methods for Early Childhood Education (50 field hours required) and EDUC 215 - Internship (20 full days of field required). Please note that these hours must be evenly split between the different levels of early childhood education. In addition, one student teaching placement must be in a 1-2 classroom setting.”

Upward extension requires the following six additional hours: Education 376-380 – Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Grades 7-9. (30 field hours -in the candidate’s concentration area- in a middle school is required) and Education 375 – Theoretical Foundation of Teaching and Learning in the Middle School (30 field hours in a middle school is required).

To obtain teaching certification for Grades 7-9, candidates must take an additional content specialty in an appropriate subject.

Dual-Childhood/Special Education majors show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Note: This is the general plan for Dual-Childhood/Special Education, each student receives a specific program plan based on his or her selected academic concentration.

Academic Concentrations available with Dual Certification are the same as listed with Childhood Education.

Formal Admission into the program:
1. Successfully complete English 110 with a grade of C+ or better.
2. Successfully complete core Math requirements with grades of “C” or better.
3. Complete two required Education courses from the following list with grades of B or better for the two courses (201, 202, 205, 318 or 301).
4. Have an overall Grade Point Average of 2.75 and an average of 2.75 in your academic concentration.
5. Successfully complete Kinesiology 110 with a grade of “C” or better. SAVE and Child Abuse requirements are contained within this course.

Downward extension for grades 5 and 6 requires completion of the following six hours: EDUC 354 Integrated Learning Grade 4-6 – Integrated Learning Grades 4-6 (30 field hours -in the candidate’s content area - in grade 5 or 6 classroom) and EDUC 375 Theoretical Foundation of Teaching and Learning in the Middle School – Theoretical Foundation of Teaching and Learning in the Middle School (30 field hours in a middle school is required).

BIOLOGY*

BIOL 111General Biology I4
BIOL 112General Biology II4
BIOL 113General Biology I Laboratory0
BIOL 114General Biology II Laboratory0
BIOL 217Genetics4
BIOL 225Microbiology4
BIOL 301Comparative Chordate Anatomy4
BIOL 302Developmental Biology4
BIOL 319Cellular BioChemistry/Physiology4
KIN 309Anatomical Kinesiology2
BIOL 320Animal Physiology4
One Biology Elective3
Additional Science credits (other than Biology)12-14
Total Credits49-51

 CHEMISTRY*

CHEM 101General Chemistry I3
CHEM 102General Chemistry II3
CHEM 319Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 320Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 323Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 324Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
CHEM 302Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 309Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 310Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 311Physical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 335Inorganic Chemistry3
MATH 185Calculus I3
MATH 186Calculus II3
One Chemistry Elective3
6-8 Credits of Physics Electives6-8
Total Credits47-49

ENGLISH*

ENGL 306Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGL 309British Literature: Beowulf to the Augustan Age3
ENGL 310British Literature II: The Romantics through the 20th Century3
ENGL 365Children's Literature3
Plus one of the following:3
ENGL 326Writing Studies3
ENGL 331History of the English Language3
ENGL 332Theories of Composition3
ENGL 333Sin and Syntax: Grammar, Identity, and the Writer3
Plus five courses from 300 or 400 level electives15

 FRENCH*

30 Credits of French30
Excluding the introductory level courses:
FREN 101French for Beginners I3
FREN 102French for Beginners II3

GENERAL SCIENCE**

BIOL 111General Biology I4
BIOL 112General Biology II4
BIOL 113General Biology I Laboratory0
BIOL 114General Biology II Laboratory0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3
CHEM 102General Chemistry II3
SCI 201Introduction Astronomy3
SCI 202Introduction Geology3
Physics Electives6-8
Biology, Chemistry or Physics Specialization***18
*** All coursework at the 200 level or above
Total Credits44-46

GENERAL STUDIES

This concentration has a total of 30 credits. Students must select TWO areas of concentration and complete 15 credits in EACH area. At least one of the areas must be from list one, as follows: English, French, General Science, Mathematics, or Spanish. The other area of concentration can also be from list one, or from list two, as follows: Government, History, Psychology, or Sociology.

MATHEMATICS*

MATH 185Calculus I3
MATH 186Calculus II3
MATH 285Calculus III3
MATH 243Foundations for Higher Mathematics3
MATH 272Linear Algebra I3
MATH 331Probability3
MATH 361Introduction to Higher Geometry3
MATH 422Seminar for Mathematics Education3
MATH 432Statistical Inference3
One elective3
Total Credits30

PSYCHOLOGY

21-27 Credits from:
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
PSYC 214Statistics and Research Methods I3
PSYC 314Statistics and Research Methods II3
PSYC 321Social Psychology3
PSYC 333Motivation and Emotion3
PSYC 340Cognition and Learning3
PSYC 345Psychology of Childhood3
PSYC 346Psychology of Adolescence3
3-9 Credits from elective options:
PSYC 216Behavior Modification3
PSYC 302Psychological Testing3
PSYC 332Artificial Psychology3
PSYC 342Psychology of Family Relationships3
PSYC 343Psychology of Women3
PSYC 347Theories of Personality3
PSYC 421Abnormal Psychology3

Note: EDUC303 is waived for PSYC 345 Psychology of Childhood or PSYC 346 Psychology of Adolescence EDUC elective is required.

SOCIAL STUDIES*

HIST 206United States Through 18763
HIST 207United States Since 18763
HIST 217World History to 16003
HIST 218World History Since 16003
One World History Elective3
Three History Electives9
Three courses from either ECON, GOVT, or SOC9
Total Credits33

SPANISH*

30 Credits of Spanish30
Excluding the introductory level courses:
SPAN 101Spanish for Beginners I3
SPAN 102Spanish for Beginners II3

* Upward certification (Grade 7-9) is available

** Upward certification in General Science has additional requirements beyond the six credits required in other areas.

*** All coursework must be at the 200 level or above

& EDUC 303 is waived for PSYC 345 and PSYC 346

 

Dual-Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Students successfully completing all requirements will be recommended for New York State initial certification in childhood education and special education.

Upward extension requires the following six additional hours: Education 376-380 – Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Grades 7-9. (30 field hours in a middle school is required) and Education 375 – Theoretical Foundation of Teaching and Learning in the Middle School (30 field hours in a middle school is required).

To obtain teaching certification for Grades 7-9, candidates must take an additional content specialty in an appropriate subject.

Dual-Childhood/Special Education majors show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Note: This is the general plan for Dual-Childhood/Special Education, each student receives a specific program plan based on his or her selected academic concentration.

Academic Concentrations available with Dual Certification are the same as listed with Childhood Education. 

Five-Year: Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6) (BS/MSED)

Students who complete the first semester of the second year with a cumulative index of 3.00 or better and grades of “B” or better in all education courses may apply for admission into the five-year BS/MSED program, which leads to certification in both Childhood and Special Education. Upon satisfactory completion of the fifth year, students will be recommended for certification in each area.

Upward extension requires the following six additional hours: Education 376-380 – Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Grades 7-9. (30 field hours in a middle school is required) and Education 375 – Theoretical Foundation of Teaching and Learning in the Middle School (30 field hours in a middle school is required).

To obtain NYS teaching certification for Grades 7-9, candidates must take an additional content specialty test in an appropriate subject.

Five-Year Childhood/Special Education majors show evidence of passing New York State exams (to be determined).

Note: This is the general plan for Five-Year: Childhood/Special Education, each student receives a specific program plan based on his/her selected academic concentration.

Academic Concentrations available with the Five-Year Program are the same as listed with Childhood Education.

Fourth-year students in the Five-Year Program will be charged full-time undergraduate tuition, which includes payment for graduate courses in the fourth year.

Fifth-year students in the Five-Year Program will be charged graduate tuition per credit hour. Fifth year students should be aware that the College does not provide housing for graduate students and that there is very limited financial aid for graduate students.

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