Early Childhood/Childhood Education Program

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Early Childhood/Childhood Education Program

Dual Certification for
Birth - Grade 6

The College of Education created this major in 2010. This major prepares teacher
candidates to be certified in both Early CHildhood (Birth - Grade 2) and Childhood (Grades 1-6).
Criteria for admission into this major will include:
  • Strong academic skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning and teaching
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Love of children's literature
This rigorous program offers college students direct teaching experiences with children from ages birth to age 12.
Courses for this major include:
"F" refers to a field-based course with a practicum offering direct teaching experiences with children.
Completion of general education program

Completion of an area of concentration (about 30-36 credits)

Completion of courses required for NYS certification (about 10 credits)

EDU 105/106 Introduction to Contemporary Inclusive Education (F)

EDU 214 Children's Literature

EDU 221 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum (F)

EDU 225 Child Development

EDU 250/251 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (F)

EDU 276 Literacy and Technology Inclusive Educational Settings

EDU 305/313 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom (F)

EDU 315 Early Childhood Curriculum Development

EDU 349 Educational Psychology

MUED 315 Music, Play & Self
MAED 301 Math for School Teachers I

MAED 302 Math for School Teachers II

EDU 402 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Educational Settings

EDU 403 Teaching Science in Inclusive Educational Settings

EDU 404 Teaching Social Studies in Inclusive Educational Settings

EDU 405 Teaching Literacy in Inclusive Educational Settings

EDU 406 Literacy & Assessment in Inclusive Educational Settings

EDU 412 Integrated Methods for Early Childhood Education

EDU 416 Advanced Study in Classroom Organization, Management, Instruction

EDU 432 Home/School Partnerships in a Diverse Society

EDU 435 Student Teaching in the Elementary school: Pre K-Kindergarten

EDU 436 Student Teaching in the Elementary School: Grades 1-3

EDU 437 Student Teaching in the Elementary School: Grades 4-6
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein

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