History/Childhood & Early Childhood Education (B.S.)


This program leads to NYS certification to teach grades B-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in History/Social Studies/Childhood Education. Please see the Childhood & Early Childhood Education program page for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program. [History concentration = 36 credits]

History Requirements

Complete all of the following:

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Education Support Courses

Complete all of the following:

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Middle Childhood Certification, 7-9 (Optional)

Students desiring the Middle Childhood Certification in History must complete the Childhood & Early Childhood Education/History requirements listed above and also complete the following courses.

Academic Standards

  • Cumulative GPA: to enroll in and remain in a Childhood & Early Childhood Education program, students must have and maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher.
  • Major GPA: students must achieve and maintain a major GPA of 3.000 or higher in all major course requirements prior to entry into the methods courses (EDU 300 level courses).
  • To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have achieved a 3.000 or higher cumulative average.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher (2.000) in all courses required in the major program (including support courses and concentration courses).
  • All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated portfolio system.

Degree Completion Notes

  • Total credits required for a bachelor's degree (minimum): 120 credits
  • Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 3.000
  • Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 3.000
  • 1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • Completion of all required General Education coursework

Suggested Program of Study

Year 1 - Fall (15 credits)
HST 155 Big History: Big Bang to AI
MAT 111 Math for Teaching and Learning I
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
RSC 101 Thriving at Sage
WRT 101 Writing in Community

Year 1 - Spring (15 credits)
HST 105 or HST 106
EDU 201 Education and Society
MAT 121 Math for Teach & Learning II
SCI 104 Physical and Earth Sciences
WRT 201 Researching in Community

Year 2 - Fall (16 credits)
EDU 206 Educational Psychology
HST 250 Methods, Media, & the Public
HST concentration course
Language Course or RSC 201
PSY 208 Dev Science

Year 2 - Spring (15 credits)
EDU 252 Learning, Lang & Lit
HST concentration course
HST concentration course
Language Course or RSC 201
PED 225 Wellness

Year 3 - Fall (15 credits)
EDU 314 Social Studies Methods
EDU 337 Classroom Management
EDU 352 Adv Learning, Lang & Lit
HST 209 The World since 1900
HST concentration course

Year 3 - Spring (18 credits)
EDU 323 Teaching Math, Sci & Tech
EDU 306 Inclusive Teaching Strategies
EDU 412 Early Childhood B-2 Methods
HST concentration course
HST concentration course

Year 4 - Fall (15 credits)
EDU 401 Student Teaching B-2
EDU 402 Student Teaching 3-6
RSC 301 Innovation

Year 4 - Spring (15 credits)
ENG 268 Diverse Voices
General education course (Art or Dist)
General education course (Art or Dist)
HST concentration course
HST concentration course

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