The Undergraduate Childhood Education program and framework
Leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) and a recommendation for New York State initial certification as a teacher of grades one through six (ages 6-11). 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 (NCATE).
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). Click on the following link for information on the undergraduate courses that you can take in Childhood Education.
The Undergraduate Childhood Education program and its courses reflect a faculty-generated Conceptual Framework that includes key themes and dispositions:
- Developing in-depth knowledge about the world
- Becoming skillful, reflective practitioners
- Educating for and about diversity
- Nurturing leadership for learning
- Building caring communities
- Dispositions (e.g., believing that all students can learn, treating students fairly, in a caring environment, with ethics and values, where differences are respected)
If you are interested in teaching in elementary schools (grades 1 - 6), go to the Admissions link above. Once admitted and for help in planning your program, please make an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Office of Student Services (North Academic Center, Room 3/223A) or click on the Advisement icon.
Professor Catherine Franklin
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
North Academic Center
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Please call Ms. Stacia Pusey, Assistant Dean of Enrollment & Student Services, at 212-650-5316/6296, or visit the Office of Admissions & Student Services (North Academic Center, Room 3/223A) if you need additional information or have questions.