2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 30, 2023  
2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Childhood Education (1-6) [EDC]


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The childhood education major prepares students to become elementary school teachers in grades 1-6. Students learn to develop curriculum in all areas of the New York State Learning Standards. For more information about this program, contact the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department .

Career Potential

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Educational resource coordinator
  • Sales representative in training and educational programs

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


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


Program Requirement: Foreign language through the 101 level (3 cr. hr.)

GE 11: Prejudice and Discrimination


GE 12: Science, Technology, Values and Society


B. Professional Preparation and Pedagogy Courses: 50 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.

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


Example of the B.S. in Childhood Educ. with a concentration in Environmental Studies over four years


* indicates prerequisite; General Education (GE); Foreign Language

Total credit hours for semester: 17


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Concentration (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (3 cr. hr.)
Concentration (3 cr. hr.)
Foreign language 101 (3 cr. hr.)*
GE course (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 13


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