Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5649

SUNY CODE: 1773

The Childhood Education program is designed for students interested in becoming an elementary school teacher (Pre-K through Grade 6). Students will be prepared for transfer to a four-year institution by completing general education coursework including courses in their chosen area of concentration: English, History/Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry or Math.

The goals of this program are to:

  • provide students with the opportunity to observe classroom settings in the area to solidify their education goals; and
  • provide a general education background with emphasis on a concentration area and a broader liberal arts knowledge set.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • identify and implement a prepared lesson, using effective classroom management techniques and pedagogy; and
  • build a skill set necessary for seamless entrance into the next level of study for educators.

Transfer Information

Since transfer institutions may vary in their specific course requirements, successful transfer to an upper-division college will depend on the student working closely with their academic advisor and a college transfer counselor. Students are also advised to refer to the State University’s teacher education transfer website www.suny.edu/tett. Graduates may transfer to colleges and universities such as The College of Saint Rose, Utica College, SUC at Oswego, SUC at Cortland and SUC at Plattsburgh.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

ED 210Social Foundations of Educ

3

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

ED 215Educating the Exceptional

3

American History Selective

3

Mathematics Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Mathematics Selective: MA 124 or higher; note that some four-year colleges recommend MA 125/MA 126 sequence.

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

EN 117Literature for Children

3

EN 225Public Speaking

3

OR

EN 228Interpersonal Communication

3

SS 234Child Psychology

3

OR

ED 250Child Growth & Development

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

EN 117: (Selective for English Concentration, but required for all others)

Mathematics Elective: MA 124 or higher; note that some four-year colleges recommend MA 125/MA 126 sequence.

2nd Year

3rd Semester

SS 172Regional Geography

3

Course in concentration area

3

Foreign Language Selective

3

Lab Science Elective

4

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Course in Concentration Area: See Childhood Education Areas of Concentration

Foreign Language Selective: Students may select Sign Language I & II in place of Foreign Language electives I & II; sequence required.

Lab Science Elective: Lab sciences (semesters 3 & 4) should be chosen from two different disciplines (i.e. biological science, physical science).

4th Semester

Course in concentration area

3

Course in concentration area

3

Arts Selective

3

Foreign Language Selective

3

Lab Science Selective

4

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Courses in Concentration Area: See Childhood Education Areas of Concentration

Foreign Language Selective: Students may select Sign Language I & II in place of Foreign Language electives I & II; sequence required.

Lab Science Elective: Lab sciences (semesters 3 & 4) should be chosen from two different disciplines (i.e. biological science, physical science).

Arts Selective

Students must select one (1) of the following:

EN 117Literature for Children

3

HU 111Art History I

3

HU 112Art History II

3

HU 115Art Appreciation

3

HU 212Music Appreciation

3

Total Credit Hours: 65

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.