Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

B.S. in Childhood Urban Education (Grades 1-6)


The 120-credit B.S. in Childhood Urban Education (Grades 1-6) leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science and eligibility for initial NYS certification in childhood education, grades 1-6. It prepares students to teach in elementary school classrooms.

The major in Childhood Urban Education consists of 40 credits in Teaching and Learning. Optional extensions are available for students interested in teaching in middle schools or in bilingual classrooms. In addition, all students must select a 27-credit concentration or a second major in a Liberal Arts and Sciences area. Fieldwork is required throughout the program.

The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take six credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching and graduation.

Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.


Course of Study

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES CORE CURRICULUM (minimum 56 credits)

CREDITS

*FYS 1 First Year Seminar 1 (Required of all entering full-time freshmen)

1

COS 50 Core Seminar (Required for Graduation)

3

HUMANITIES

ENG 16, 16x English Composition (Determined by placement assessment)

3

Choose any 2 courses from below:

ENG 61 European Literatures I

ENG 62 European Literatures II

ENG 63 American Literatures

ENG 64 Non-Western Literatures

3

3

PHI 61 Philosophical Exploration I

3

PHI 62 Philosophical Exploration II

3

Choose one Foreign Language for both courses from: French, Spanish or Italian

LANG: _________ 11

LANG: _________ 12

3

3

SOCIAL SCIENCES

HIS 1 History of Civilizations to 1500

3

HIS 2 History of Civilizations Since 1500

3

Choose any 2 courses from below:

SOC 3   Introduction to Sociology

ANT 4   Physical Anthropology

ANT 5   Cultural Anthropology

PSY 3   Introduction to Psychology

POL 11 Power and Politics

ECO 1 Introduction to Economics

ECO 2 Introduction to Economics 2

3

 3
 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

PHY 20 The Physical Universe

4

BIO 22 Biology and Modern Technology

3

MTH 10 Basic Mathematics (Determined by placement assessment)

3

MTH Elective (Student can choose any 3 credit course to satisfy this requirement)

3

COMMUNICATION, VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

SPE 3 Oral Communication

3

Choose one from courses below:

ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art

DNC 61 Introduction to Dance

MUS 61 Music and Culture

3

CONCENTRATION/2ND MAJOR (Minimum 27 credits)
TEACHING AND LEARNING (Minimum 2.67 GPA to start Pre-professional Phase; 37 credits)

CREDITS

TAL 201 Teaching: Imagine the Possibilities  (Fall & Spring; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 301 Observing and Describing Children (Spring Only; 30 Fieldwork hours)

3

STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN OVERALL 2.67 GPA AND 3.0 TAL GPA TO MOVE TO PROFESSIONAL PHASE

TAL 351 Language and Literacy I (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 352 Sociology and Education (Fall only; 10 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 350 The Developing Child (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 353 Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 402 Teaching and Learning Social Studies in Elementary Schools (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 404 Teaching and Learning Science/Technology in Elementary Schools (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 401 Language and Literacy II (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

TAL 403 Teaching and Learning Mathematics/Technology in Elementary Schools (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)

3

In order to move to Student Teaching, all students must have completed and passed EAS and CST exams and all workshops 

(DASA: Bullying/Cyber-bullying/Harassment/Discrimination, Child Abuse & School Violence Prevention)

TAL 450 Student Teaching in Childhood Education (full time semester fieldwork)

3

TAL 451 Student Teaching Seminar in Childhood Education

3

Students must also complete the following non-credit workshops offered through the School of Continuing Studies or present proof of equivalent training elsewhere:

State-Mandated Training
ALCX 702 Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
ALCX 703 Violence Prevention
ALCX 705  Harassment/Bullying/CyberBullying/Discrimnation 

CONTACT

School of Education
LLC 2nd Floor
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean

516-299-2210 Albert.Inserra@liu.edu