Skip to Navigation

Catalog

SUNY Cortland    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth-6) [ECD]


Return to School of Education Return to: School of Education

This major in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department  prepares students to have dual certification in early childhood and childhood education for teaching from birth through grade 6.

A. College-wide and General Education Courses: 50 credit hours


Foreign Language (6 cr. hr.)

General Education Program


GE 3: Social Sciences


GE 4: United States History and Society


Any GE 4 course.

GE 5: Western Civilization


Any GE 5 course (This category is optional)

GE 6: Contrasting Cultures


Any GE 6 course

GE 7: The Humanities


Any GE 7 course

GE 8: The Arts


Any GE 8 course

GE 9: Foreign Language


Students must

  • successfully complete the second semester (102) of a college-level foreign language sequence 
    or
  • confirm proficiency equivalent to successful completion of the second semester (102) of a college-level foreign language sequence through a testing program approved by the Modern Languages Department, such as the CLEP or OPI.

GE 11: Prejudice and Discrimination


GE 12: Science, Technology, Values and Society


B. Professional Preparation and Pedagogy Courses: 58 credit hours


Student Teaching: 13 credit hours


C. Approved Childhood and Early Childhood Concentrations


30-31 credit hours with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level.

Approved concentration requirements are listed in the Childhood and Early Childhood program requirements. If a second major is selected as an alternative to the 30-credit hour concentration, the requirements will be listed in the academic department of the second major.

I. Environmental Studies Concentration [EST]


31 credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above

B. Natural Science Courses - select six credit hours at the 300 level and above from the following:


Please note: some courses listed below may require additional prerequisites.

C. Social Science Courses - select six credit hours at the 300 level and above from the following:


D. Electives: six credit hours


Select six additional credit hours at the 300 level and above from those courses not taken to fulfill the Natural Sciences (B) or the Social Sciences (C) as listed above.

II. Humanities Concentration [HUM]


30 credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above.

A. Required Humanities Core: 12 credit hours


Select one course from each of the groups below:

Humanities - select three credit hours from the following:


Select three additional credit hours from GE Category 7 - Humanities


Select three additional credit hours from GE Category 8 - The Arts


B. Humanities Electives at the 300 and 400 level : 18 credit hours


  • Select 18 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in any of the following disciplines with the subject prefix:
    ATH, ATS, ATT, ENG, MUS, PHI, PWR, THT.
  • Additionally, EDU 303 and COM 436 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

III. Social Sciences Concentration [SOS]


30 credit hours, with a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above.

A. Required Social Sciences Core: 12 credit hours


Select three credit hours from GE Category 4 - U.S. History and Society


Select three credit hours from GE Category 5 - Western Civilization


Select three credit hours from GE Category 6 - Contrasting Cultures


B. Social Sciences Electives at the 300 and 400 level : 18 credit hours


  • Select 18 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level in any of the following disciplines with the subject prefix:
    ANT, ECO, GRY, HIS, POL, SOC.

Additional Approved Concentrations


IV. English Language Arts and Writing Concentration [ELA]


Writing Introductory Course - select three credit hours from the following:


Introductory English - select three credit hours from the following:


Professional Writing - select three credit hours from the following:


English and Professional Writing - select 18 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level:


V. Mathematics Concentration [MAT]


Calculus: 6 credit hours


Upper-level Mathematics: 12 credit hours


Statistical Methods: 3 credit hours


Mathematics Elective at the 300 and 400 level


Select three credit hours from the following or any mathematics course at the 300 level or above.

Required Workshops


Complete the following workshops prior to student teaching:

  • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (CARR)
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Total Credit Hours Required for Childhood/Early Childhood Dual Certification with Concentration: 124


Example of the B.S. in Early Childhood and Childhood with a concentration in Humanities over four years


Link to General Education (GE); Link to Foreign Language 

Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 13


Return to School of Education Return to: School of Education