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English/Childhood Education (B.S.)


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. 


ENGLISH : 35 credits

I. Complete the following : 8 credts
   ENG 190 Introduction to English Studies
   ENG 405 Senior Seminar/Project (capstone)

II. Complete three Survey Courses: 9 credits
   One must be before 1865; One must be American; One must be British:
   ENG 201 British Literature I
   ENG 202 British Literature II
   ENG 206 American Literature II
   ENG 208 American Literature I
   ENG 211 British Literature III

III. Complete Five English Courses: 15 credits

Two must be Period courses
  ENG 303 Romantic Literature
  ENG 304 Victorian Literature
  ENG 305 Modern British Novel
  ENG 308 Modern Theatre
  ENG 313 Medieval Literature
  ENG 319 18th Century British Literature
  ENG 323 Renaissance Literature
  ENG 338 Modern American Novel
  ENG 341 Modern Poetry

One course must be Cross-Cultural
  ENG 213 African-American Literature
  ENG 215 U.S. Latino/Latina Literature
  ENG 221 Native American Literature
  ENG 250 Women’s Literature
  ENG 264 The Bible as Literature

Two additional ENG courses: courses should be selected from the above lists

IV. Complete one Major Author course: 3 credits
   ENG 401 Shakespeare
   ENG 414 Chaucer
   ENG 448 Author/Special Topics Course

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Core : 37 credits
EDU 201 Education and Society : 3 credits
EDU 206 Educational Psychology : 3 credits
EDU 252 Learning, Language and Literacy : 3 credits
EDU 306 Inclusive Learning Design : 4 credits
EDU 314 Social Studies Methods : 2 credits
EDU 323 Teaching Math, Science & Technology : 4 credits
EDU 337 Classroom Management : 3 credits
EDU 352 Advanced Learning, Language & Literacy : 3 credits
EDU 401 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 1-3) : 6 credits
EDU 402 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 4-6) : 6 credits

Support Courses : 30-31 credits
BIO 125 Struct and Funct of Living Forms : 3 credits
MAT 111 Math for Teaching and Learning I : 3 credits
MAT 121 Math For Teaching & Learning II : 3 credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits
PSY 202 Human Development : 3 credits
  * PSY 208: Developmental Science may be taken in place of PSY 202.
SCI 104 Earth Science and Astronomy : 3 credits
VPA 111 Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts : 3 credits
  * Note: Studio ART/DAN/MUS course may be taken in place of VPA 111.

Complete one of the following: 3 credits
HST 105 History of the United States I
HST 106 History of the United States II

Complete one cross-cultural history course (HST): 3 credits

One semester of a Foreign Language: 3 credits

Workshops : 0 credits

NCR 070 Reporting and Identifying Child Abuse and Maltreatment
NCR 071 School Violence Prevention
NCR 317 Health Education Standards WS


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.
  
Additional Degree Requirements
 
EDU 325 Teaching & Learning in Middle School : 3 Credits
EDU 405 Middle Childhood Student Teaching : 6 Credits
Total additional credits for Middle Childhood Certification: 12 Credits


Additional Information

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.


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: 16-17.5 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 (1.5 credits) (students who took SST 111)

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: 17 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)
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)