Childhood Education Major

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Bachelor of Science

The Childhood Education major prepares candidates for certification to teach in grades 1-6. Combined-degree programs prepare candidates for certification to teach additional grades, levels, or subjects depending on the selection of program. Candidates with interests in additional certificates or extensions should contact an adviser in the School of Education for program specifics. Honors program option worksheets are available in School of Education offices. 

Major in childhood education with required concentration in one of the following:

  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • LOTE (New York City Campus Only)
  • Mathematics

Access the Program Worksheet

Note: A History program major yields Social Studies certification.

MAJOR COMPLETION SUMMARY

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 74
Total Credits 120

UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENT (60 CREDITS)

See complete University Core requirements.

Foundation Requirements
ENG 110Composition3
ENG 120Critical Writing4
ENG 201Writing in the Disciplines3-4
COM 200Public Speaking3
CIS 101Introduction to Computing3
MAT 102Mathematics for Life3
or MAT 109A Principles of Mathematics I
UNV 101First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community1
LOTE6
Areas Of Knowledge (AOK)
AOK#1: Civic Engagement
TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools3
AOK#2: Western Heritage
HIS 111American Civilization to 18773
or HIS 112 American Civilization Since 1877
AOK#3: World Traditions and Cultures
Any 3 Credit Course
AOK#4: Humanistic and Creative Expression
TCH 212Understanding the Potential of the Humanities & Creative Arts in Children's Education & Development3
AOK#5: Analysis of Human, Social and Natural Phenomena
SCI 101The Planet Earth3
SCI 130Elements of Environmental Science3
SCI 145Environmental Geology3
Additional AOK
HIS 367History and Geography of New York3
MAT 260 Required
In-Depth Sequence and Concentration
Includes 200, 300, 400 level courses in concentration area.
Additional Requirements
All concentration areas have 30 credit concentrations that can include the AOK and Dyson core.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (74 CREDITS)

Childhood Major Requirements
Freshman Year (Fall) Fieldwork per course syllabus
UNV 101First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community1
Freshman Year (Spring) Fieldwork per course syllabus
TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools3
Sophomore Year (Fall) Fieldwork per course syllabus
TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention0
TCH 301Education II: Understanding Learning and Teaching3
Sophomore Year (Spring) Fieldwork per course syllabus
TCH 203Understanding Development: Childhood and Adolescence in Context3
TCH 215Understanding Teaching & Learning: General Curriculum Models & Methods for all Learners3
TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention0
Junior Year (Fall) 1 day per week/semester
TCH 309Understanding Assessment and Evaluation3
TCH 310Emergent and Early Literacy3
TCH 420Science Methods: An Integrated Approach3
TCH 314Fieldwork I: Field Experiences in Childhood Settings1
Junior Year (Spring) 1 day per week/semester
TCH 350Mathematic Methods: An Integrated Approach, Birth-Grade 63
TCH 410Teaching Literacy Methods in the Humanities & Across Disciplines for a Diverse Population Grades K-63
TCH 440Social Science Methods: An Integrated Approach3
TCH 308Health, Wellness, and Movement in Elementary Education1-2
TCH 315Fieldwork II: Field Experiences in Childhood Settings1
Senior Year (Fall) 2 days per week/semester
TCH 212Understanding the Potential of the Humanities & Creative Arts in Children's Education & Development3
TCH 452Language Acquisition and English Learning3
TCH 475Special Education in Secondary Settings3
TCH 416Fieldwork III: Field Experiences in Childhood Settings1
Senior Year (Spring) 5 days per week/semester
TCH 498Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar8
TCH 417: Student Teaching Seminar in Childhood Settings1
Electives
If Applicable
Required Learning Community Experience
Civic Engagement Requirement
TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools3
Writing Enhanced Courses Requirements
TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools3
TCH 452Language Acquisition and English Learning3
Total Credits62-63