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ECE Curriculum

The ECE Program curriculum consists of three groups of required courses:

1. Pathways General Education
2. Liberal Arts Co-Concentration
3. ECE Courses

1. Pathways General Education

English Composition: (Common Core)

IAS 10000
IAS 10100

AND/OR (College Option)
ENGL 31134
ENGL 31384

Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 18000 + IAS 31120
MATH 18500 + IAS 31120

Life and Physical Sciences
IAS 10400

World Cultures & Global Issues:
SPAN 12104
SPAN 12204
SPAN 22300
SPAN 22300 Substitution Course (College Option: Latin Am. or World Lit., etc.)
Foreign Language Exemption (4 years H.S. language; Foreign Language Placement Test)

U.S. Experience in its Diversity:
HIST 12404
PSC 10104

Creative Expression:
ART 29104

Individual and Society:
IAS 31292
PSY 10204
PSY 24604

Scientific World:
IAS 10500

Speech Requirement:
SPCH 11104

All Pathways General Education courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

2. Liberal Arts Co-Concentration

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires that candidates for teacher certification declare a Liberal Arts Co-Concentration (referred to at another college as a "minor,") as part of coursework for the bachelor's degree in education. This co-concentration's purpose is to give you an intellectually-expansive college experience.

You may choose from co-concentrations:

Literature, Communication, and the Arts: if you are interested in literature, art history, writing and journalism, film, theatre, music, and media communication. If you choose this co-concentration, you are encouraged to include courses in history and cultural and social theory to provide a context to your study of these artistic productions, movements, and institutions.

Cultural and Historical Studies: if you are interested in history, social and political organization, and contexts forms of cultural expressions. These courses include history (the study of change over time), anthropology (the holistic, historical, and globally comparative study of humankind), political science (where political power is, how it operates, whose interest it serves-- who get what, when, where, how, and how should they work), and sociology (study of the origin, development, functioning, and organization of human society). This co-concentration also includes the interdisciplinary areas of women's/gender studies, African Americans Studies, and Latin American/Caribbean Studies.

Human Services: If you have an interest in psychology, social work, community development, developmental disabilities, and non-profit management. You will learn to apply a social change perspective to working and advocating effectively within diverse urban communities.

The co-concentration requires you to complete 30-32 credits. You may also apply transfer credit to the partial completion of the co-concentration.

3. ECE Courses

Teaching Methods Core
You may only register for Teaching methods courses (except for Building Blocks 1 and 2) if you have applied for admission to the ECE program and been accepted. ALL TEACHING METHODS COURSES REQUIRE FIELDWORK)

Early Childhood 1: Theories of Development Applied to Early Childhood Practice
EDCE 20604
Early Childhood 2: Dev., Assessment, Teaching and Learning
EDCE 20614
School, Family, Community
EDCE 22102
Language and Literacy 1
EDCE 32304
How Children Learn Math (MATH 18000 and MATH 18500 are prerequisites for taking EDCE
EDCE 32204
Language and Literacy 2
EDCE 40200
Social Studies Methods
EDCE 403002CR
Facilitating Children's Artistic Development
EDCE 40500
Facilitating Children's Musical Development
EDCE 40600
Student Teaching and Seminar in ECE
EDCE 40800
Science Methods in ECE
EDCE 31904
Professional Seminar
EDCE 41900
0 CR

Subtotal: 34 credits