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Undergraduate Childhood Education

Program Descriptions

Learning is by nature curiosity.
                             Plato

The undergraduate program in Childhood Education prepares students for professional standards of teaching excellence. Successful completion of this program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education and Initial Teacher Certification in Childhood Education for grades 1 – 6 (approximately ages 6 – 12). As with other programs within the School of Education, the Childhood Education Undergraduate Program is registered by the New York State Department of Education and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

Depending upon transfer credits and/or content studies, students complete 120 credits in three main curricular areas within this program: liberal arts core requirements, co-major (or interdisciplinary concentration), and required education courses. Students may take certain education courses while completing core requirements in the liberal arts and courses in their co-major (or interdisciplinary concentration).

To build classroom experience and to create connections between theory and practice, students in our education courses engage in field experiences. For help in planning your program, please make an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Office of Student Services (NAC 3/223A) or click on the Advisement icon.