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Childhood Certification Sequence (Grades 1 to 6)

Childhood Certification Sequence (Grades 1 to 6)

The Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education offers undergraduate programs in Childhood Education that lead to Initial Certification in Childhood Education and Initial Certification in Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension. Both are intended for students who wish to teach children in grades 1 to 6.

The major objective of the programs in Childhood Education are to provide preservice teachers with a focus on childhood philosophy, trends, curriculum, methods, materials, and research in the field of childhood education (Grades 1 to 6). The course of study reflects an integrated curriculum that provides an educational model based on child development and child study principles, New York State Education Department standards and core curriculum in each academic area, and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education standards as described by the Association for Childhood Education International.

Childhood—Integrated Bilingual Extension (Grades 1 to 6)

The program in Childhood with a Bilingual Extension adds an extension to the Initial Certificate for teaching in bilingual classroom settings. The required courses and credits are as follows:

Professional Coursework (21 credits): DEC 430 (4), DEC 432 (4), DEC 433 (4), ECE 434 (3), ECE 427 (3) and ECE 3030 (3)

Professional Practice (6 credits): ECE 482 (4) and ECE 483 (2)

Last modified: 7/14/2014