The 121 credit Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Leads to dual certification in early childhood education and early childhood special education, birth to grade 2. This program prepares students to teach in diverse early childhood education and care settings. An optional bilingual extension prepares students to teach in bilingual classrooms.
The major consists of 42 credits in Teaching and Learning. In addition, all students must select a 24 credit concentration or 2nd 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.
Plan of Study
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES CORE CURRICULUM (64 credits)
*FYS 1 First Year Seminar 1 (Required of all entering full-time freshmen)
COS 50 Core Seminar (Required for Graduation)
ENG 16, 16x English Composition (Determined by placement assessment)
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
PHI 61 Philosophical Exploration I
PHI 62 Philosophical Exploration II
Choose one Foreign Language for both courses from: French, Spanish or Italian
TAL 436 Language and Literacy in IECE (Spring only; 15 Fieldwork hours)
TAL 437 Mathematics in IECE (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)
TAL 438 Science in IECE (Fall only; 15 Fieldwork hours)
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 455 Student Teaching and Seminar in IECE (Spring only; full time semester fieldwork)
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