• Education

  • Requirements

    MAJOR: Students may choose from two tracks:  Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) or Elementary (Childhood) Education (Grades 1-6). Each track leads to Initial Teacher Certification in New York State. In addition to meeting specific course and fieldwork requirements for certification, students attend required seminars on the identification and reporting of child abuse, school violence, autism, and dignity for all students. To apply for New York State Initial Teacher Certification, candidates must also meet minimum proficiency standards on the New York State Teacher Certification Test Battery (ALST, EAS, edTPA and CST-multi-subject).

    During spring semester of the sophomore year, students apply for formal admission to the teacher education programs. Prospective education majors must demonstrate the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal skills necessary for success as a teacher. The following specific requirements are required for admission to either the Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education Program:

    1. Successful completion of PSYC 1010 with a minimum grade of C+ and EDUC 2130, Foundations of Early Childhood Education; or EDUC 2300, Introduction to Elementary (Childhood) Education, with a minimum grade of B-.

    2. Submission of an essay stating personal aims and aspirations as a teacher.

    3. Recommendation of instructor of either Foundations of Early Childhood Education or Introduction to Elementary (Childhood) Education.

    4. Successful interview with a member of the education faculty other than the instructors of the courses in #3 above.

    5. Successful completion of ENGL 1100, Composition and Rhetoric.

    Course sequence and electives are to be decided in consultation with an adviser.  Students majoring or contemplating majoring in EDUC must meet with an adviser prior to the registration period. Late entry students must meet with education department chair. 

     

    Early Childhood Education Program: Successful completion of PSYC 1010, PSYC 1107 or PSYC 1100, EDUC 2130 and admission to the Education Program are prerequisites for the following courses: EDUC 1210, 2133 and 2133L, 2134 and 2134L, 2138 and 2138L, 2303, 2890, 2935, 2945, 4003, EDUC elective, MATH 1010.

     

    Elementary (Childhood) Education Program: Successful completion of PSYC 1010, PSYC 1107 or PSYC 1100, EDUC 2300 and admission to the Education Program are prerequisites for the following courses: 
 EDUC 1210, 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2307, 2930, 2940, 4003, EDUC elective, MATH 1010.

     

    MINOR: 18 credits. EDUC 2130 or 2300, EDUC 1210, 2201, 3 credits of special education, 6 credits of education electives.

     

     Detailed Education Fact Sheet (PDF)

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