Courses

Undergraduate students can pick up program planning sheets from the Office of Admissions and Student Services located in the North Academic Center, Room 3/223A. If you have problems accessing the program planning sheet please go to the Associate Dean's Office, North Academic Center, Room 3/213.

Part A:  Liberal arts requirements  

English Composition    

  • FIQWS  or transfer credit English composition    3cr
  • ENGL  21001    3cr

Mathematics

  •  Recommended: MATH 18000  (Students who have completed MATH 17300 can go directly to MATH 18000.) or any NYSED-approved Math (MQR) course: Alternative for MATH 18000, MATH 19000.    3cr
  • MATH 18500 (prereq MATH 18000 or MATH 19000) Alternative for MATH 18500: MATH 19500 or higher    3cr

Literature

  • WHUM  10100 or any NYSED-approved Literature (WCGI-Lit) course     3cr
  • WHUM 10200 or any NYSED-approved Literature (WCGI-Lit) course that meets WCGI-Literature   3cr

World History

  • WCIV 10100 or any NYSED-approved History/Social Science (WCGI-Hist/Cult), such as HIST, GEOG, ANTH, ECO, PSC, BLST, LALS     3cr
  • WCIV 10200 or any NYSED-approved History/Social Science (WCGI-Hist/Cult), such as HIST, GEOG, ANTH, ECO, PSC, BLST, LALS     3cr

U.S. History    

  • USSO 10100, PSC 10100 or other USED courses     3cr

Science

  • Recommended SCI 12400 (LPS) or any NYSED-approved science course (LPS).     3cr
  • Recommended 12500 (SW) or any NYSED-approved science course (SW).     3cr
  • Recommended 12600 or any NYSED-approved science course (EAS or ASTR).    3cr

Applied science courses (i.e., computer science, nutrition) do not apply.

Creative Expression (CE)    

  • Recommended ART 10000 or MUS 10100 or any Pathways CE requirement.    3cr

Individual & Society (IS)    

  • Recommended PSY 10200 or any Pathways IS requirement.      3cr

Modern Language    

  • Recommended SPAN 12300 and 12400 or Language other than English Proficiency or 3 years high school in same language.        6cr

Art or Music Education    

  • ART 15500    3cr or  
  • MUS 15200    2cr

Speech (CO)    

  • SPCH 11100 or Proficiency    3cr

CLAS Major New York State Education Department requires that teachers at the childhood level have a major in the liberal arts and sciences in addition to the academic work in Childhood Education. Childhood Education candidates may select from the following liberal arts and science majors at the City College. Descriptions of these majors may be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

In collaboration with the administration and faculty of the Science Division, the Humanities Division, and the Social Sciences Division, 30+ credit interdisciplinary concentrations have been created, composed of courses in each of these Divisions. Childhood education candidates may also fulfill the content core requirement through one of these interdisciplinary concentrations. They are:

  • Biology Concentration
  • Chemistry Concentration
  • Earth Science Concentration
  • Language & Literature Concentration
  • Elementary Mathematics Concentration
  • Mathematics Interdisciplinary Concentration
  • Social Studies Concentration
  • Arts and Its Cultural Context Concentration
  • Theatre and Its Cultural Context Concentration

Childhood Education Major Introductory Courses (open to non-majors)

INTRODUCTORY COURSES (Open to non-majors)

  • EDCE 20000    Inquiry in Education (CO)    3cr
  • EDCE 20600    Observing Children and Their Development (CO)    3cr
  • EDUC 22100 Urban Schools in a Diverse American Society (Alternate course:  EDCE 22200, School in American Society: Bilingual Ed in the Urban School) (CO)      3cr

Methods (Open only to majors)

ADVANCED COURSES (Open only after formal admission to the major)

  • EDCE 32310 Inclusive Practices for General Education Classroom    3cr
  • EDCE 32300 Literacy Acquisition    3cr
  • EDCE 32200 (pre-req MATH 18500)    How Children Learn Mathematics    3cr
  • EDCE 42000 Science in an Elementary Education     3cr
  • EDCE 42100 Integrating Curriculum: Social Studies    3cr
  • EDCE 42300 Literacy: Fluency to Proficiency    3cr

STUDENT TEACHING (By application the semester before student teaching)  

  • EDCE 41500 Seminar in Childhood Education    3cr
  • EDCE 41800 Elementary Student Teaching    4cr
  • EDCE 41900 Professional Development Workshops    0cr

 

 

 

 

Required Math and English

MATH 18000
Quantitative Reasoning
3
MATH 18500
Basic Ideas in Math
3
ENGL 11000
Freshman Composition
3
ENGL 21001
Writing for the Humanities
3

Humanities
WCIV 10100
World Civilizations 1
3
WCIV 10200
World Civilizations 2
3
WHUM 10100
World Humanities 1
3
WHUM 10200
World Humanities 2
3
USSO 10100
Development of US & its People
3
or PSC10100
US Politics& Government
 
PHIL 30000
Rational Animal
3
ART 10000
or MUS 10100
3

Sciences (the courses below and one additional course under advisement)
SCI 10300

Science 1

3
SCI 10400

Science 2

3
ASTR/BIO/EAS Under advisement
3

Other Liberal Arts
SPAN 12100 & 12200

or competence

0-8
ART 15500

Art in Education 1

2
or MUS 15200

Music in the Elementary School

 
PSY 10200

Applications of Modern Psych

3
SPCH 11100

Speech/proficiency 3

3/0


CLAS Major New York State Education Departmentrequires that teachers at the childhood level have a major in the liberal arts and sciences in addition to the academic work in Childhood Education. Childhood Education candidates may select from the following liberal arts and science majors at the City College. Descriptions of these majors may be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

American Studies

Art

Economics

English

History

Music

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology


In collaboration with the administration and faculty of the Science Division, the Humanities Division, and the Social Sciences Division, 30 credit interdisciplinary concentrations have been created, composed of courses in each of these Divisions. Childhood education candidates may also fulfill the content core requirement through one of these interdisciplinary concentrations. They are:

Social Studies

Language and Literature

Math/Science: Biology

Math/Science: Chemistry

Math/Science: Earth Science

Math/Science: Mathematics


Childhood Education Major Introductory Courses (open to non-majors)

EDUC 20000

Inquiry in Education

3
EDUC 20001

Inquiry in Education, field

0.5
EDUC 20600

Observing Children & Development

3
EDUC 20601

Observing Children, field

0.5
EDUC 22100

Urban Schools in Society

3
EDUC 22101

Urban Schools in Society, field

0.5


Methods (Open only to majors)

EDUC 32200

How Children Learn Math

3
EDUC 32300

Literacy Acquisition

3
EDUC 32310

Emergent Literacy

3


Student Teaching and Concurrent Methods

EDUC 42000

Science in Elementary Schools

3
EDUC 42100

Integrating Curric: Social Studies

3
EDUC 42300

Literacy: Fluency to Proficiency

3
EDUC 41700 The Differentiated Classroom
1
EDUC 41800

Elementary Student Teaching

6
EDUC 41900

Seminar: abuse, health, violence

0