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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
MATH 221 (Fall)*3
ENGL 1103
HIST 207 or 206*3
LANG I and 26
KIN 1103
RELS 1103
MATH 222 (Spring)3
SCI 2403
EDUC 201 (Spring)3
Social Science (econ/govt./psych/soc)3
 33
Second YearCredits
EDUC 3013
EDUC 3113
EDUC 318 (Fall)3
EDUC 353, 401, 402, or 354 (Spring)3
EDUC 3033
Concentration 9
BIOL 103
BIOL 104
3
SCI 2423
Religion Elective 200 - level3
 33
Third YearCredits
EDUC 3543
Fine Arts Elective3
EDUC 4013
EDUC 4023
EDUC 4083
Concentration 12
English Elective3
SPCH 2043
 33
Fourth YearCredits
EDUC 3573
EDUC 4063
EDUC 4183
EDUC 4383
KIN 2091
RELS Global/Contemporary 3
Concentration 9
 25
Total Credits: 124
 
This progression is not applicable to all programs. 

INFORMATION ABOUT CONCENTRATIONS

BIOLOGY*

BIOL 111General Biology I4
BIOL 113General Biology I Laboratory0
BIOL 112General Biology II4
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
Total Credits37

 CHEMISTRY*

CHEM 101General Chemistry I3
CHEM 102General Chemistry II3
CHEM 319Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 323Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 320Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 324Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
CHEM 302Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 309Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 311Physical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 310Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 335Inorganic Chemistry3
MATH 185Calculus I3
MATH 186Calculus II3
Total Credits38

ENGLISH*

ENGL 306Introduction to Literary Study (One course from "Literary History and National Traditions (any period))3

For full concentration (30 credits):

English Concentration Electives:

Three courses (9 credits) at the 300- or 400-level from "Literary History and National Traditions," one from each of the three literary periods listed.

One course from three of the remaining four categories (9 credits): "Theory, Media, and Praxis"; "Writing"; "Genre and Author Studies"; and "Global and Cultural Perspectives"

3 additional 300- or 400-level courses (9 credits), including one labeled "Sophomore/Junior research seminar."

Total: 30 credits

For general studies (15 credits):

One course from "Literary History and National Traditions (any period) - 3 credits

Three additional 300- or 400-level courses, from at least two of the remaining categories - 9 credits

Total: 15 Credits

Additional details about elective options for Education majors will be found in the English section of this catalog.

FRENCH*

Two 200-level courses6
FREN 301Advanced French Conversation and Phonetics3
or FREN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Five Courses in French at the 300-400 level (Chair approval)15
Choose two courses from the following: FREN 303, FREN 340, FREN 341, FREN 342, FREN 350, FREN 3516
30 Credits of French30

GENERAL SCIENCE**

BIOL 111General Biology I4
BIOL 113General Biology I Laboratory0
SCI 201Introduction Astronomy3
BIOL 112General Biology II4
BIOL 114General Biology II Laboratory0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 102General Chemistry II3
CHEM 104General Chemistry Laboratory II1
Physics Electives6
SCI 202Introduction Geology3
Science Elective (above 200-level)6
Total Credits34

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

MATHEMATICS*

 
MATH 321Fundamental Concepts: Algebra & Number Theory3
MATH 322Fundamental Concepts: Geometry & Measurement3
MATH 326Fundamental Concepts: Discrete Math3
MATH 155Calculus for the Life Sciences I (Take in the fall semester of freshman year.)3
or MATH 185 Calculus I
MATH 156Calculus for the Life Sciences II (Take in the spring semester of freshman year.)3
or MATH 186 Calculus II
MATH 243Foundations for Higher Mathematics3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 336 Applied Statistics
MATH 243Foundations for Higher Mathematics3
Choose from the following to total 30 hours
MATH 272Linear Algebra I3
MATH 285Calculus III3
MATH 286Differential Equations3
MATH 331Probability3
MATH 361Introduction to Higher Geometry3

Students working on this math concentration would take Calculus I and II during their freshman year.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology I3
PSYC 321Social Psychology3
PSYC 214Statistics and Research Methods I3
PSYC 314Statistics and Research Methods II3
PSYC 340Cognition and Learning (or PSYC 332, Artificial Psychology)3
PSYC 333Motivation and Emotion3
PSYC 421Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 310Psychology of Developmental Disorders and Delays3
PSYC Electives *6

*For the PSYC Elective, choose from the following: PSYC 302, PSYC 343, PSYC 347,PSYC 348, PSYC 316

SOCIAL STUDIES*

HIST 206United States Through 18763
or HIST 207 United States Since 1876
HIST 217World History to 16003
HIST 218World History Since 16003
One World History Elective3
Three History Electives9
Three courses from either ECON, POLITICAL SCIENCE, or SOC9
Total Credits30

SPANISH*

Two 200 -level courses6
SPAN 307Advanced Grammar and Composition3
SPAN 340Spanish Civilization3
SPAN 341Spanish American Civilization3
SPAN 350Masterworks in Spanish I3
SPAN 351Masterworks in Spanish3
Two courses at the 400-level6
Spanish Elective (Chair approval)3
30 Credits of Spanish30

* Upward certification (Grade 7-9) is available

GENERAL STUDIES

The General Studies 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 (15 credits) must be from list one: English, French, General Science, Mathematics, or Spanish. The other area of concentration (15 credits) can also be from list one or from list two: Political Science, History, Psychology, or Sociology.

CONCENTRATION COURSES FOR GENERAL STUDIES

List One:

English includes the following 5 courses:  ENG 306, One course from "Literary History and National Traditions (any period), one 300- or 400-level course from one of the following categories: "Theory, Media, and Praxis"; "Writing"; "Genre and Author Studies"; and "Global and Cultural Perspectives", another 300- or 400-level course, from a new categories: "Theory, Media, and Praxis"; "Writing"; "Genre and Author Studies"; and "Global and Cultural Perspectives", One 300 or 400-level English course 

French includes the following 5 courses: Two 200-level courses;Three 300-400 -level courses

Spanish includes the following 5 courses: Two 200-level courses;Three 300-400 -level courses

General Science includes the following 5 courses: SCI 201, SCI 202, SCI 221,BIO 221 (Nutrition), Science Elective ( Science 210, Science 323)

Mathematics includes the following 5 courses: MATH 321, MATH 322, MATH 230, MATH 326, MATH 100/151/155 or 185 

List Two:

Political Science includes the following 5 courses: POSC 201, POSC 203, POSC 205, POSC 209, POSC elective

History includes the following 5 courses: HIST 206 or HIST 207 (One of these will be applied as a core course.), HIST 217, HIST 218, HIST Elective (HIST 100 or a 200-level courses), HIST Elective (HIST 100 or a 200-level courses)

Psychology includes the following 5 courses: PSYC 203, PSYC 333 OR PSYC 340, two courses (6 credits) from the following: PSYC 214,PSYC 321, PSYC 421, PSYC 310, PSYC 333, PSYC 340, PSYC 347, and a free PSYC elective (3 credits), not allowed: PSYC 345, 346, 334, 314, or 414.

Sociology includes the following options for the 5 courses:

Option 1: Five (5) courses: SOC 201 and four (4) electives from the following options: SOC 204, SOC 209, SOC 210, SOC 302, SOC 304, SOC 308, SOC 313 and SOC 338

Option 2: Five (5) courses: SOC 201, two (2) courses chosen from SOC 204, SOC 209, SOC 210, and two (2) courses chosen from SOC 302, SOC 304, SOC 308, SOC 313, and SOC 338

EXTENSIONS

Early childhood extension (birth through grade two) 

This extension requires an additional six hours earned in the following courses: 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 grade 1 or 2 classroom setting.

Upward extension 

This extension requires an additional six hours earned in the following courses: 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).

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

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

Dual-Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6) requires students to take EDUC 355 -Assessment of Learning Behavior, EDUC 356 - Remediation of Learning Problems, EDUC 408 - Management of Behavior and Learning, and one student teaching placement in a special education context, grades 1-3 (EDUC 444) or grades 4-6 (EDUC 446).

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

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)

Dual Certification Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities - Grades 1-6

This Five Year program is designed for the undergraduate student seeking dual certification for Childhood/Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6.

Students who complete the first semester of sophomore 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/MS Ed program which leads to dual certification in Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). Upon satisfactory completion of specific program requirements, and successful completion of the New York State Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and required CST exams, students will be recommended for initial certification.

Degree Program (151/152 credits)

Students complete the required sequence of undergraduate courses during freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year. In the fourth year they are enrolled in four graduate courses. In the Fifth year, students complete 22 graduate credits. Five year participants complete an internship in a Special Education setting full days during the Fall or Spring semester of the fifth year. Twelve credits need to be completed in a content area that covers Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Six credits of these content required courses may be taken in the Fourth Year.

FOURTH Year - GRADUATE COURSES (12 Credits)

EDUG 713 Methods of Educational and Psychological Research 3

EDUG 778 Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual 3

Two Content Courses from the list below. You must cover each of the four content

areas: Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science (Choose one to take in your

Fourth Year) 3

EDUG 785 Life Science for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and

Disabled Student (Grades K-8) 

EDUG 768 Integrated Curriculum: Math, Science & Technology I for the

At Risk, ELL and Disabled Student K-8 

EDUG 775 Mathematics Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner

(ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)

EDUG 812 Integrated Curriculum II:Math,Sci & Tech for At Risk ELL and

Disabled (Grades K-8)

EDUG 899 Physical Science for the Teacher of the At Risk and Disabled

(Grades K-8)

EDUG 776 Science Instruction for the At Risk, English Language Learner

[ELL] and Disabled

One of the following Social Studies or Language Arts Content courses: 3

EDUG 753 Teaching Reading in Content Areas for At Risk, English Lang

Learner(ELL) & Disabled (Grades K-12) (Social Studies and

Language Arts Courses (Choose one to take in the Fourth

Year))

EDUG 815 Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as

a Second Language in General and Special Education

EDUG 754 Literature for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)

EDUG 766 Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner

(ELL) and Disabled Student.

EDUG 805 Integrated Learning I:Social Studies & Language Arts

Instruction for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Stu

EDUG 808 Integrated Learning II:Social Studies&Language Arts Ins for

the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Student

Total Credits 12

Please see the Graduate Education pages for more information. 

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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