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Education/Special Education: Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) 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

Early Childhood Track (26 Credits):

  • EDU 209 - Foundations of Parenting - 3 credits
  • EDU 311 - Principles of Early Childhood Education - 3 credits
  • EDU 312 - Methodology of Early Childhood Education - 3 credits
  • EDU 316 - Language Acquisition & Emergent Literacy l: Birth-PreK - 3 credits
  • EDU 317 - Language Acquisition & Emergent Literacy lI: K-Grade 2 - 3 credits
  • SpEd 313 - Developmentally Appropriate Learning Experiences for Young Exceptional Children - 3 credits
  • SpEd 314 - Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Young Exceptional Children - 3 credits
  • EDU 318 - Field Experience & Student Teaching I - 2 credits
  • SpEd 418 - Field Experience & Student Teaching II - 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