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The Early Childhood Certification Sequences (Birth to Grade 2)

The Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education offers an undergraduate program in Early Childhood Education that leads to Initial Certification. It is intended for students who wish to teach young children in nursery schools, day-care centers, or public schools through Grade 2.

The major objective of the program in Early Childhood is to provide preservice teachers with a beginning focus on early childhood philosophy, trends, curriculum, methods, materials, and research in the field of early childhood education (Birth to Grade 2).

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 National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The required courses and credits are as follows:

Early Childhood Certification Sequence—Integrated Bilingual Extension (Birth to Grade 2)

The program in Early Childhood—Integration of Bilingual Extension adds an extension to the Initial Certificate for teaching young children in bilingual settings. The required courses and credits are the same as the above program with the following exceptions:

The required courses and credits are as follows:

Last modified: 7/14/2014