Education/Special Education: Childhood (Grades 1-6) Track

This Bachelor of Science degree fulfills the requirements for dual New York State Teacher Certification in SPECIAL EDUCATION and GENERAL EDUCATION. Students in this major are required to have a liberal arts & sciences concentration of 31 or more credits. Students may choose from Psychology, Judaic Studies, or Humanities. Education majors are required by New York State to satisfy their core requirements with specific courses that may be different from other majors. Students must meet specific criteria to be admitted to the major. Consult with department advisors for details.

Required Core (15 Credits):

  • EDU 201 - Psychosocial Foundations of Growth, Development & Learning - 3  credits
  • EdSE 600 - History and Philosophy of Education & Spec Ed - 3 credits
  • EDU 380 - Computers in Educational Technology In General & Special Ed - 3 credits
  • SpEd 602 - Introduction to Special Education - 3 credits
  • EdSE 640 - Assessment of Individual Differences In General Ed & Special Education: A Socio-Cultural Perspective - 3 credits

Childhood Track (26 Credits):

  • EDU 301 - Teaching Reading & the Language Arts - 3 credits
  • EDU 302 - Remediation of Reading Disabilities - 3 credits
  • EDU 303 - Teaching the Social Studies Spectrum Subjects - 3 credits
  • EDU 304 - Math, Science & Technology: Teaching & Remediation - 3 credits
  • EDU 306 - Teaching the Arts & Physical Education - 3 credits
  • EDU 309 - Principles of Curriculum Development for Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6 - 3 credits
  • SpEd 310 - Principles of Classroom Management for Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6 - 3 credits
  • EdSE 319 - Field Experience - 2 credits
  • SpEd 419 - Student Teaching - 3 credits

Related Non-Credit (New York State) Requirements:

  • EDU 510 - Substance Abuse Seminar - 0 credits
  • EDU 511 - Child Abuse Seminar - 0 credits
  • EDU 512 - Child Safety Education & Fire/Arson Seminar - 0 credits
  • EDU 513 - School Violence Prevention Seminar - 0 credits 
  • New York State Certification Examination Seminars - 0 credits

Total Credits in Program: 41