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English/Childhood Education (B.S.)


This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education.  Please see the Childhood Education (B.S.)   program page in the catalog for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program. 

Degree Requirements


English Courses


A. English Studies: 4 Credits


B. Survey Courses: 9 Credits


One must be before 1865
One must be American
One must be British

C. Five English Elective Courses: 15 Credits


D. One Major Author Course: 3 Credits


Select one of the following: 3 Credits


E. Capstone Course: 4 Credits


Total English courses: 35 Credits


Total Professional courses: 37 Credits


Required Supporting Courses (Liberal Arts)


Select one cross-cultural history [HST] course (XC)(H/A): 3 Credits


One semester of a Foreign Language: 3 Credits


Total supporting Liberal Arts courses: 30-31 Credits


General Education Requirements-not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses


Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 3 Credits

  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (from discipline other than PSY) : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 3-4 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120 Credits


Optional Middle Childhood Certification


 

Students desiring Middle Childhood (Specialist) Certification with an English major must complete the BS degree English/Childhood Education as shown above and also complete the following requirements.

Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education


  •  To enter or remain in a program with Childhood Education a student must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.000.
  • Students must achieve and maintain a cumulative average of 3.000 in all Childhood Education major course requirements prior to entry into the methods courses (300-level EDU courses).
  • To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have achieved a 3.000 cumulative average in teacher education coursework.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Childhood Education program (including EDU and Liberal Arts support courses).
  • Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.

Suggested Course Sequence for English/Childhood Education


The following is a general schedule for the dual major in English and Childhood Education. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the English or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting English requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. A student interested in also completing the Middle Childhood certification should consult with her advisor and the faculty in the intended area of focus about a possible sequence of courses.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • PSY 101 (3 credits)
  • ENG 190 (4 credits) 
  • MAT 111 (3 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 17.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • ENG Survey Course (3 credits)
  • EDU 201 (3 credits)
  • MAT 121 (3 credits)
  • HST 105 or Cross-Cultural History Elective (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 16 credits

  • EDU 206 (3 credits)
  • ENG Survey Course (3 credits)
  • BIO 125 (3 credits)
  • PSY 208 (4 credits)
  • English Elective (3 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 15 credits

  • ENG Survey Course (3 credits)
  • English Elective (3 credits)
  • SCI 104 (3 credits)
  • EDU 252 (3 credits)
  • VPA 111 (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 14 credits

  • English Electives (6 credits)
  • EDU 314 (2 credits)
  • EDU 337 (3 credits)
  • EDU 352 (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 14 credits

  • NCR 317 (0 credits)
  • EDU 306 (4 credits)
  • EDU 323 (4 credits)
  • English Elective (3 credits)
  • HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Elective (3 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 12 credits

  • EDU 401 (6 credits)
  • EDU 402 (6 credits)
  • NCR 070 (0 credits)
  • NCR 071 (0 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 16 credits

  • ENG 405 (4 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • Major Author Course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)