Phone: (845) 257-2860
Location: Old Main Building 115
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/elementaryed

The Early Childhood & Childhood Education Program is a four-year Bachelor of Science program that prepares students for careers as teachers of children from birth through grade six. Graduates of the program are qualified to receive dual certification, i.e., teaching certification in both Early Childhood Education (birth through grade two) and Childhood Education (grades one through six). To obtain these certifications, students must complete the program and pass all required New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

Teacher candidates learn the skills required to work effectively with children from different backgrounds and in different settings, including developmentally appropriate teaching practices and curriculum planning. A thorough grounding in child development is part of the program, as is an understanding of a balanced approach to teaching literacy. The program further emphasizes a mastery of mathematics, social studies, and science appropriate to the elementary school years. Throughout the curriculum, we promote an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning in the elementary classroom. This is a rigorous program that requires extensive field experiences in sites chosen for their appropriateness by the Student Teaching Coordinator. Candidates are responsible for their own transportation to field sites and cannot expect to have sites close to the New Paltz campus or their homes. All efforts are made to find sites within one hour of the New Paltz campus.

Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions, including the program in Early Childhood and Childhood Education.

Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.

Admission Requirements

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Students may declare a major in Early Childhood & Childhood Education during their first year. Those who enter the program at a later point may need more than eight semesters to graduate.
  • Students must choose an academic concentration, some of which have their own entrance criteria.
  • Students must meet the following requirements (assessed at three different checkpoints) to continue in the program:
    • 3.0 GPA overall; 2.5 GPA in academic concentration
    • 4-7 credits in Writing and Rhetoric (1-2 composition courses) with a grade of “B” or better; minimum “B-” or “S” for required EED and SPE courses; minimum “C” for required foundation courses (EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education, EDS371 Child Psychology and Development , MAT140 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I, MAT240 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II, GEO202 Physical Geography, foreign language)
    • 30 hours of independent fieldwork (classroom observations; paid or volunteer work with children in schools, camps, daycare centers; coaching, tutoring, etc.)
    • Passing score on writing sample (to be evaluated by Early Childhood & Childhood Education faculty for organization and appropriate English grammar and usage)
    • Fingerprints on a NYS TEACH account
    • Completion of State-mandated workshops (Child Abuse Identification, SAVE, DASA, Health & Safety Education. Health & Safety training consists of four video modules, included in EDI095 Training in Health & Safety Education.)
    • Satisfactory dispositions assessments and "target" or "proficient" lesson/unit planning skills.

Transfer Students

Due to the highly structured and sequenced nature of the Early Childhood & Childhood Education (B-6) program, students who intend to transfer to New Paltz must plan their transfer coursework carefully. Several General Education requirements should be fulfilled under advisement by specific courses that also serve as education foundation courses. Students in an AA/AS degree program should complete all, or nearly all, New Paltz education foundation courses prior to transfer, so that upon matriculation at New Paltz they may begin junior-year education methods courses.

Transfer students may use American Sign Language courses to fulfill their General Education and Early Childhood & Childhood Education foreign language requirements.

Required Coursework

The required course work falls under three categories:

A. Education course requirements

B. An approved liberal arts major (concentration)

C. General Education requirement

A. Education Course Requirements

The sequence described below is for a full-time student; the program may be taken on a part-time basis, however.

Years One and Two

General Education requirements (see "C.," below)
Liberal Arts major (concentration) requirements (see "B.," below)
Foreign Language 1 & 2
MAT140Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
MAT240Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II3
GEO202Physical Geography3
EDS340Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS371Child Psychology and Development 3
EED370Education of Diverse Populations in Early Childhood & Elementary School3
EED415The Development of Symbolic Representation, Language, and Literacy 3
EED412Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
EED371Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childhood 3

Year Three

General Education requirements
Liberal Arts major (concentration) requirements
EED375Teaching Reading in the Elementary School I 3
EED301Fieldwork I (Pre-K-2) (40 hours)1
SPE350Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms 3
EED380Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School 6
EED302Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork) (20 hours)1

Year Four

Liberal Arts major (concentration) requirements
EED376Teaching Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School II 3
EED379Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School 3
EED303Fieldwork Experience 3 (60 hours)1
EED404Student Teaching, Primary Setting 16
EED405Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting 16
EED406Student Teaching Seminar1

B. Approved Liberal Arts Majors, 29-40 Credits

Students must complete an approved academic major (concentration). Transfer courses for which advanced standing has been given and which are comparable to those meeting major requirements or are appropriate to an individualized major may be acceptable under advisement.

Majors for Early Childhood & Childhood Education (B-6) Students

The majors for Early Childhood & Childhood Education students have been selected from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and are in direct accord with New York State Learning Standards:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Black Studies (historical core or language arts core)
  • Earth Science (Geology)
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Spanish

These majors provide depth in a content area and a coherent sequence of courses with increased expectations of student performance. The courses are available to students in other programs of study as well as students in the Early Childhood & Childhood Education program.

Art History (B-6)

30 credits

Required Courses (24 Credits)
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
ARH358Modern Art, 1900-19703
ARH382American Art 3
or ARH420 Art of the Hudson Valley
ARS105Intro to Studio Art3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Metal
Introduction to Sculpture
Select two courses in Asian Art of the following:6
The Arts of Early China
The Arts of Later China
The Arts of Japan
Japanese Arts of the Edo Period
History of Buddhist Art
Art in Modern China
Sacred Spaces, Divine Images
Chinese Painting: Figure in Landscape
Art History Electives (6 Credits)
Select 6 credits6
Total Credits30
Biology (B-6)

29-31 credits

Required Courses (23 Credits)
BIO201General Biology I 3
BIO211Gen Bio 1 Lab1
BIO202General Biology II 3
BIO212Gen Bio 2 Lab1
BIO320
BIO321
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
4
BIO340Ecology 4
BIO305Plant Morphology 4
or BIO307 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Select one of the following:3
Field Biology Fall
Evolutionary Theory
Animal Behavior
Electives (6-8 Credits)
Two (2) upper-division Biology electives6-8
Total Credits29-31
Black Studies (B-6)

30 credits

Required Courses (12 Credits)
BLK100Intro To Black Studies 3
BLK357Psychology of the Black Child 3
BLK370Education in the Black Community 3
BLK396Black English: Language and Culture 3
Focus (18 Credits)
Each major is required to develop a focus by completing six courses from either the Historical Core or Language Arts Core18
Historical Core:
Introduction To Africa
Black History I
Black History II
Development of Afro-Latin Amer. Civilization (1492-1825)
Contemporary Afro-Latin American Civilization Since 1825
Survey of Pre-Colonial Africa to 1800
Survey of Contemporary Africa: Nineteenth Cent to Present
Introduction to Afro-Brazilian History
Blacks in the Caribbean, 1492-Present
History of Slavery in the Americas
The American Civil Rights Movement
History of South Africa
History of Terrorism Against Blacks and Native Americans
Blacks in New York History
The Portuguese in Africa
West African Kingdoms in the Nineteenth Century
African/African-American History & Experiences
Language Arts Core:
Survey of Black American Literature
Black Poetry and Drama
Rap and Spoken Word
Blacks and the Media
Black and Latino Child Lit
Contemporary Black American Literature
Black Poetry
Black Drama in America
Black Rhetoric
Critical Analysis of Black American Literature
Recurrent Themes in Black Literature
Contemporary Black Women's Literature
Total Credits30
Earth Science (Geology) (B-6)

34-35 credits

Cognate Courses (7 Credits)
PHY205Exploring the Solar System3
or PHY206 Exploring the Universe
CHE201
CHE211
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
Geology Courses (27-28 Credits)
GLG120Weather and Environment 4
GLG201
GLG211
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
GLG202Historical Geology4
GLG305Paleontology 4
GLG311Mineralogy and Crystallography 4
GLG331Stratigraphy-Sedimentation 4
One 300-level geology course by advisement3-4
Total Credits34-35
English (B-6)

31-33 credits

  • At least one-half of your courses for the English major must be completed at New Paltz.
  • Credits for Composition courses (ENG160 Composition I, ENG180 Composition II, ENG206 Advanced Writing and Rhetoric, ENG207 Intermediate Composition ) are not included in the major requirement.
  • Courses taken S*/U* or graded below C- cannot be counted toward the major.
  • Students who transfer 3-credit English courses considered equivalent to 4-credit English courses at New Paltz may need to take additional English electives to make up missing credits. All Childhood & Early Childhood Education students majoring in English must complete at least 31 credits.
Literature Requirement (12 Credits)
ENG303Introduction to British Literature4
ENG333Introduction to American Literature4
ENG353Multiethnic and Diasporic Literature4
or ENG453 The Craft of Poetry
Writing Requirement (12-13 Credits)
Select four of the following:12-13
Expository Writing
Practical Grammar
Seminar in Critical Practices
Creative Writing Workshop I
Theories of Writing
Intro To Linguistics
Elective Courses (7-8 Credits)
Select one of the following upper-division courses in literature before 1800 13-4
The Bible
Greek and Roman Literature
Medieval Literature
Elizabethan Literature
Shakespeare I: Selected Works
Shakespeare II: Selected Works
Seventeenth-Century Literature
Eighteenth-Century English Literature
The Rise of the Novel
Early American Literature
Major Authors (if appropriate)
English Selected Topics (if appropriate)
Select one 400-level course in English 24
Total Credits31-33
French (B-6)

30-39 credits

Basic Language Courses (9 Credits) 1
FRN101Elementary French I 3
FRN102Elementary French II 3
FRN201Intermediate French I 3
Required Courses (30 Credits)
FRN202Intermediate French II 3
FRN301French Comp and Conver 1 4
FRN302French Comp and Convers 2 4
FRN319French Civilization 4
FRN320Francophone Cultures 4
FRN375French Literature before 1800 4
FRN376Frnch/Franc Lit Aft 1800 4
FRN3xx/4xxUpper-division French elective3
Total Credits39
Geography (B-6)

31-33 credits

Required Courses (10 Credits)
GEO201Human Geography3
GEO213Economic Geography3
GEO342 Cartography4
Electives (21-23 Credits)
Each major candidate is required to complete, by advisement, seven courses in geography selected from systematic and/or regional courses, at least five of which shall be at the 300-level or above.21-23
Total Credits31-33
History (B-6)

30-34 credits

  • You must have eighteen (18) upper-division credits from this plan of study.
  • All majors are required to write a 2-3 page "exit essay" as a requirement of graduation.
  • Grades below C- do not count toward the major.
  • All majors must take, with the approval of the adviser, at least one course 'pre-1500' and at least one course 'post-1500.'
  • It is expected that at least one course will focus on race, gender, and ethnicity.
Required Courses (30-34 Credits)
I. United States History:
Select two (2) courses6-8
II. World History:
Select four (4) courses 112-14
III. New York State:
Select one of the following:3
The Empire State
Indians of New York State
Hudson Valley Culture
Or alternative by advisement
IV. Upper-Division History Electives:
Select three (3) courses9
Total Credits30-34
Mathematics (B-6)

32-34 credits

Required Courses (29-30 Credits)
MAT140Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
MAT240Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II3
MAT241Introduction to Statistics3
MAT251Calculus I 4
MAT252Calculus II 4
MAT260Introduction to Proof3
MAT331Axiomatic Geometry 3
MAT304Foundations of Algebra3
CPS104Visual Programming 3-4
or CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations
Upper-Division Mathematics Elective (3-4 Credits)
Select 3-4 credits3-4
Total Credits32-34
Political Science (B-6)

36 credits

Required Courses (12 Credits)
POL216American Govt and Politics 4
POL227Intro International Politics4
POL229Intro to Comparative Politics 4
Upper-Division Electives (24 Credits)
Select 24 credits 124
Total Credits36
Spanish (B-6)

31-40 credits

Basic Language Courses (9 Credits) 1
SPA101Elementary Spanish 1 3
SPA102Elementary Spanish 2 3
SPA201Intermediate Spanish 1 3
Required Courses (31 Credits)
SPA202Intermediate Spanish 2 4
SPA301Communication and Culture in Spanish 24
SPA361Communication and Writing in Spanish 24
SPA365The Culture and Civilization of Spain 4
SPA372Culture of Latin America4
SPA375Survey of Spanish Literature 4
SPA376Survey of Latin American Literature 4
Select one of the following:3
Spanish Phonetics and Oral Practice
Advanced Spanish Composition
SPA4xx
Spanish elective
Total Credits40

C. General Education Requirement

Early Childhood & Childhood Education students take selected course work under advisement to meet the College's General Education requirement. Some General Education courses also fulfill prerequisites of the Early Childhood & Childhood Education program. See the Education Advisor (Old Main Building, 115A) to ensure that all curricular requirements are met.

Certification Requirements

Fingerprinting

All teacher candidates must be fingerprinted by MorphoTrust upon acceptance into an education degree program. To make an appointment, please go to https://ny.ibtfingerprint.com/. For a list of locations, please check http://www.l1enrollment.com/locations/?st=ny.

Child Abuse Identification Workshop

All candidates for teacher certification will complete a State-mandated two-hour training lecture on recognizing and reporting child abuse or neglect. Group sessions will be provided on campus, or students may take the training from social service agencies, community colleges, or BOCES. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented on candidates' transcripts.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training

All students will complete a six-hour training in the prevention of bullying and harassment. Training is provided periodically on campus or may be taken through BOCES or another approved provider. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented on students' transcripts.

Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Act Training

All students will complete a two-hour workshop in school violence prevention. Workshops are held periodically on campus or may be taken elsewhere through an approved provider. This is not a credit course and evidence of training must be documented on students' transcripts.

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

Prospective Early Childhood & Childhood teachers (B-6) are required to achieve passing scores on the ALST (Academic Literacy Skills Test); EAS (Educating All Students); CST (Content Specialty Test) Multi-Subject for Birth-Grade 2 and Multi-Subject for Grades 1-6; and one corresponding edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) for the initial certificate.

EED293. Elementary Education Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

May be repeated for credit

EED295. Independent Study Elementary Education. 0 Credits.

May be repeated for credit

EED299. Modular Course. 0 Credits.

May not be repeated for credit

EED301. Fieldwork I (Pre-K-2). 1 Credit.

Fieldwork focused on developmentally appropriate practices and teaching reading in grades pre K-2, including managing the physical classroom environment, evaluating the literacy environment, conducting a successful read aloud, and analyzing developmentally appropriate practices. 40 hours. COURSE FEE FOR WATERMARK.

Attributes:

  • Field Study

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
    • Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED302. Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork). 1 Credit.

Fieldwork focused on mathematics, science and technology for children in grades 1-6 with an emphasis on inquiry-based instructional models and educational games. 20 hours.

Attributes:

  • Field Study

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED303. Fieldwork Experience 3. 1 Credit.

Teacher candidates complete a minimum of 60 hours participating in elementary classrooms (grades 3 - 6) as they take on the role of observer, assistant, and teacher for one-on-one, small group, and whole class instruction.

Attributes:

  • Field Study

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED322. Play: The Roots of Learning for Young Children. 3 Credits.

Students will explore the complex issues of play, its role and value in early childhood education from both theoretical and practical perspectives, with a focus upon early learning and development. Students will be required to identify and obtain permission to complete 5 hours of field observations at appropriate sites approved by the instructor.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED345. Seminar in Early Childhood Studies. 3 Credits.

Participants will explore pedagogy, best practices, current issues, and special topics in early childhood education studies.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED370. Education of Diverse Populations in Early Childhood & Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the teaching of children, birth through 6th grade, with a creative look at issues related to student diversity and multiculturalism. The course includes the examination of different types of programs and schools, the history of the education profession, and the professional expectations for working with diverse populations in many different settings.

Attributes:

  • Diversity
  • GE3: DIVR
  • Ethical Reflection

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
    • Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Art History (00DA)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Biology (00DY)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Black Studies (00DB)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Earth Science (00DT)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-English (00DE)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-French (00DF)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Geography (00DG)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-History (00DH)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Mathematics (00DM)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Politcal Scienc (00DP)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Spanish (00DS)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

EED371. Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childhood. 3 Credits.

Participants will consider the cognitive and social development of children, preschool through 6th grade, and the implications for curriculum development, classroom management and organization. Students will develop competence in observing and assessing children's developmental competence and classroom performance by participating in appropriate classroom situations.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

EED375. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to emergent literacy in the primary classroom, use of reading procedures, skills, techniques, and materials for instruction in areas such as phonemic awareness, word analysis, and comprehension in reading, writing, listening, speaking and visual literacy.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Introductory
  • Information Mgmt Intro
  • Writing Intensive

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
    • Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED376. Teaching Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School II. 3 Credits.

Effective methods to promote literacy in the language arts. Emphasis is on the New York state learning standards infused throughout a balanced literacy program designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. Integration across the disciplines is highlighted.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Intermediate

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED377. Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Procedures and materials for effective teaching of mathematics in early childhood and elementary grades.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Art History 1-6 (630A)
    • Art History B-2 (599A)
    • Biology 1-6 (630B)
    • Biology B-2 (599B)
    • Black Studies 1-6 (630L)
    • Black Studies B-2 (599L)
    • Childhood Education 1-6 (630)
    • Childhood Education B-2 (599)
    • Earth Science 1-6 (630R)
    • Earth Science B-2 (599R)
    • English 1-6 (630E)
    • English B-2 (599E)
    • French 1-6 (630F)
    • French B-2 (599F)
    • Geography 1-6 (630G)
    • Geography B-2 (599G)
    • Mathematics 1-6 (630M)
    • Mathematics B-2 (599M)
    • Political Science 1-6 (630P)
    • Political Science B-2 (599P)
    • Social Studies - History B-2 (599H)
    • Social Studies-History 1-6 (630H)
    • Spanish 1-6 (630S)
    • Spanish B-6 (599S)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED378. Teaching Science in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Procedures and materials for effective teaching of science in early childhood and elementary grades.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Art History 1-6 (630A)
    • Art History B-2 (599A)
    • Biology 1-6 (630B)
    • Biology B-2 (599B)
    • Black Studies 1-6 (630L)
    • Black Studies B-2 (599L)
    • Childhood Education 1-6 (630)
    • Childhood Education B-2 (599)
    • Earth Science 1-6 (630R)
    • Earth Science B-2 (599R)
    • English 1-6 (630E)
    • English B-2 (599E)
    • French 1-6 (630F)
    • French B-2 (599F)
    • Geography 1-6 (630G)
    • Geography B-2 (599G)
    • Mathematics 1-6 (630M)
    • Mathematics B-2 (599M)
    • Political Science 1-6 (630P)
    • Political Science B-2 (599P)
    • Social Studies - History B-2 (599H)
    • Social Studies-History 1-6 (630H)
    • Spanish 1-6 (630S)
    • Spanish B-6 (599S)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED379. Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School. 3 Credits.

Procedures and materials for effectively integrating teaching of social studies in early childhood and upper elementary grades.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED380. Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School. 6 Credits.

In this course students will learn about principles and methods regarding the teaching of mathematics, science, and technology in elementary school. Special emphasis is given to the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology and the connectedness of these disciplines.

Attributes:

  • Information Mgmt Intrmd

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED381. Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in Elementary School. 6 Credits.

Focuses on assessment techniques, curriculum development and instruction based on Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies in Elementary School. Special emphasis on reading and writing in the content area of social studies for upper elementary students. (Field Experience - 20 hours)

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Childhood Education 1-6 (630)
    • Childhood Education B-2 (599)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED391. Field Experience Infants and Toddlers. 1 Credit.

Field experience focused on infant and toddler observations with an emphasis on development, learning and parental involvement.

Restrictions:

  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED393. Elementary Education Selected Topic. 12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Art History 1-6 (630A)
    • Art History B-2 (599A)
    • Biology 1-6 (630B)
    • Biology B-2 (599B)
    • Black Studies 1-6 (630L)
    • Black Studies B-2 (599L)
    • Childhood Education 1-6 (630)
    • Childhood Education B-2 (599)
    • Earth Science 1-6 (630R)
    • Earth Science B-2 (599R)
    • English 1-6 (630E)
    • English B-2 (599E)
    • French 1-6 (630F)
    • French B-2 (599F)
    • Geography 1-6 (630G)
    • Geography B-2 (599G)
    • Mathematics 1-6 (630M)
    • Mathematics B-2 (599M)
    • Political Science 1-6 (630P)
    • Political Science B-2 (599P)
    • Social Studies - History B-2 (599H)
    • Social Studies-History 1-6 (630H)
    • Spanish 1-6 (630S)
    • Spanish B-6 (599S)
May be repeated for credit

EED399. Modular Course. 0 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
May be repeated for credit

EED404. Student Teaching, Primary Setting. 6 Credits.

A full-time experience in the major area of teacher responsibility in a primary setting.

Attributes:

  • Practicum - Non-Clinical

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED405. Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting. 6 Credits.

A full-time experience in the major area of teacher responsibility in grades three through six.

Attributes:

  • Practicum - Non-Clinical

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED406. Student Teaching Seminar. 1 Credit.

Candidates explore and respond to issues in student teaching including: standards-based instructional practice; assessment and evaluation; critical reflection; classroom management; school-community relations; ethics and law; and post-commencement professional transitions.

Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Advanced
  • Information Mgmt Advanced

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED411. Infant and Toddler Curriculum. 3 Credits.

Study of children prenatal through age two. Investigation of child development principles to promote physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development and competence in the child. Strategies to establish and maintain safe, healthy learning environments and purposeful and responsive programs for very young children and their families. Guidelines for having positive and productive relationships with families, and for maintaining a commitment to professionalism.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED412. Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum. 3 Credits.

Preparation for working with preschool/kindergarten children and their families. Child development principles and they apply to children of this age group. Curriculum investigation of age appropriate strategies in the following areas: the arts, health/physical development, social-emotional learning, mathematics, science, technology and social studies. 20 hours of fieldwork in a preschool required.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
    • Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Mathematics (00DM)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

EED413. Curriculum III: First and Second Grades. 3 Credits.

Preparation for working with first and second graders and their families. Curriculum investigation of age appropriate strategies in the arts, health/physical development, mathematics, science and technology, and social studies.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED414. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Children Birth-Second Grade. 3 Credits.

Students will consider the cognitive and social development of children, birth through second grade, and the implications for child development, curriculum planning, environmental organization and management. Students will develop competence in observing and assessing children's development and environmental performance by participating in appropriate settings. (Field Experience - 20 hours)

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED415. The Development of Symbolic Representation, Language, and Literacy. 3 Credits.

Exploration of the interaction between symbolic development, language, and literacy acquisition in children birth through five years of age. Development of strategies to encourage language and literacy in very young children.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
    • Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Art History (00DA)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Biology (00DY)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Black Studies (00DB)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Earth Science (00DT)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-French (00DF)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Geography (00DG)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-History (00DH)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Mathematics (00DM)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Politcal Scienc (00DP)
    • Undecl: Ed Pre-Spanish (00DS)

Prerequisites:


* May be taken at the same time
May not be repeated for credit

EED485. Field Experience Preschool and Kindergarten. 1 Credit.

Field experience focused upon Preschool and Kindergarten observations with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum development, authentic assessment and hands-on interactions with children and families.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

EED492. Research in Early Childhood Studies. 3 Credits.

An investigation of the relationship between the development, social relationships and learning environments experienced by young children. Students will explore these relationships in areas such as the family, peer relationships, creativity, curiosity, developmental delays, and within diverse environments while engaging in a relevant research project with the support and approval of the supervisor. Field experience of 20 hours is required.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration): Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)

Prerequisites:

May be repeated for credit

EED493. Elementary Education Selected Topic. 12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Childhood Education 1-6 (630)
    • Childhood Education B-2 (599)
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
May be repeated for credit

EED495. Indep Study Elementary Education. 1-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Childhood Education 1-6 (630)
    • Childhood Education B-2 (599)
    • Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 (601)
    • Early Childhood Studies B-2 (602)
May be repeated for credit