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Life Science/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 Life Sciences/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


Biology Courses

Core Courses: 17 Credits


Core Biology Courses: 10-12 Credits


Required Supporting Courses (Liberal Arts): 24 Credits


Select one of the following (H/A): 3 Credits


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


One semester of a language other than English (H-L): 3 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: 0-1 Credit

Total: 120 Credits


Note(s):


All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated electronic portfolio system.

Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education


  • To enter or remain 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 courses).
  • Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.

Suggested Course Sequence for Life Science/Childhood Education


The following is a general schedule for the Life Science/Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Biology or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting Biology requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 101 (4 credits)
  • PSY 101 (3 credits)
  • BIO 101 & BIO 101L (4 credits)
  • MAT 111 (3 credits)
  • SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15.5 credits

  • WLD 201 (4 credits)
  • BIO 102 & BIO 102L (4 credits)
  • EDU 201 (3 credits)
  • MAT 121 (3 credits)
  • SST 112 or SST 122 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 17 credits

  • SCI 104 (3 credits)
  • CHM 103 & CHM 103L (4 credits)
  • EDU 206 (3 credits)
  • Foreign Language (3 credits)
  • MAT 220 (4 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 14 credits

  • BIO 110 (3 credits)
  • CHM 104 & CHM 104L (4 credits)
  • EDU 252 (3 credits)
  • PSY 208 (4 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 15 credits

  • BIO 206 or BIO 220 (4 credits)
  • BIO 359 (3 credits)
  • EDU 314 (2 credits)
  • EDU 337 (3 credits)
  • EDU 352 (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 17 credits

  • NCR 317 (0 credits)
  • EDU 323 (4 credits)
  • EDU 306 (4 credits)
  • VPA 111 (3 credits)
  • HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Major Elective (3 credits)
  • General Education Breadth Requirement (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: 15-16 credits

  • BIO 401 (3 credits)
  • BIO 450 (3 credits)
  • Biology Elective (3-4 credits)
  • WLD 401 (3 credits)
  • HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Major Elective (3 credits)