This program leads to NYS 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.
- Complete three Survey Courses
- One must be before 1865
- One must be American
- One must be British
Childhood Education Core
- Studio ART/DAN/MUS course may be taken in place of VPA 111.
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.
- EDU 325
- EDU 405
- EDU 410
All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated portfolio system.
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.
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.