The ECE Program curriculum consists of three groups of required courses:
Pathways General Education
2. Liberal Arts Co-Concentration
3. ECE Courses
1. Pathways General Education
English Composition: (Common Core)
& Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 18000 + IAS 31120
MATH 18500 + IAS 31120
and Physical Sciences
World Cultures & Global Issues:
SPAN 22300 Substitution Course (College Option: Latin Am. or World Lit., etc.)
Foreign Language Exemption (4 years H.S. language; Foreign Language Placement Test)
Experience in its Diversity:
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 CoursesTeaching 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||4CR|
|Early Childhood 2: Dev., Assessment, Teaching and Learning||EDCE 20614||4CR|
|School, Family, Community||EDCE 22102||2CR|
|Language and Literacy 1||EDCE 32304||4CR|
|How Children Learn Math (MATH 18000 and MATH 18500 are prerequisites for taking EDCE ||EDCE 32204||4CR|
|Language and Literacy 2||EDCE 40200||2CR|
|Social Studies Methods||EDCE 40300||2CR|
|Facilitating Children's Artistic Development||EDCE 40500||2CR|
|Facilitating Children's Musical Development||EDCE 40600||2CR|
|Student Teaching and Seminar in ECE||EDCE 40800|
|Science Methods in ECE||EDCE 31904||2CR|
|Professional Seminar ||EDCE 41900||0 CR|
Subtotal: 34 credits