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Childhood Education Curriculum

Childhood Education Course Listing

PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
EDU 1010 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
PED 1162 Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher (1.5 credits)
EDU 1920 Introductory Fieldwork and Seminar in Education (3 credits)
PSY 2060 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
EDU 2020 Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
EDU 3335 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Childhood Education: Social Studies and the Arts (W course) (3 credits)
EDU 3345 Literacy Acquisition and Development for Preschool and Elementary School Learners (3 credits)
EDU 3355 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Childhood Education: Mathematics, Science and Technology (3 credits)
EDU 3365 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Schools (3 credits)
EDU 3935 Student Teaching I and Seminar: Childhood Education (5 credits)
EDU 3955 Literacy Intervention and Enrichment: Childhood Education (1 credit)
EDU 4395 Student Teaching II and Seminar: Childhood Education (12 credits)

Academic Major or Concentration

Majors
(For required coursework in approved majors, see the specific major listed in the Bulletin)

Concentrations
(For required coursework in concentrations, see “Listing of Approved Concentrations for Childhood Education” in the Bulletin)

Biology
Chemistry
 English Literature
Mathematics
Social Studies
Spanish

Biology
English Literature
Mathematics
Social Studies
Visual and Performing Arts

Additional Certification Requirements

Students must fulfill the following additional requirements in order to obtain New York State initial teacher certification in Childhood Education Grades 1-6:

For further information regarding these requirements, please refer to the latest versions of the Checklist for Teacher Education Candidates (available in the Teacher Education Department, McGraw Hall, room 20) and the Elmira College Bulletin.  

Optional Middle School Extension

Childhood Education candidates may pursue a Middle School Extension to teach a subject area in grades 7 through 9.  For more information about the extension, consult the most recent Elmira College Bulletin.