Early Childhood Education Major

Campus: NYC, Westchester


This program is for students interested in teaching young children in day care centers, preschools, and public schools (birth - grade 2). Early Childhood Education majors also complete a 30-credit concentration in Pace's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics on either campus. Candidates who are interested in a concentration in Spanish can do so on the New York campus only. Candidates will be involved in a rich variety of clinical field experiences throughout the program which culminates in a five-day student teaching internship during the spring semester of senior year. This course of study results in a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education and, upon completion of certification exams, will result in a single certification to teach young children, birth through grades 2, in New York State.

MAJOR COMPLETION SUMMARY

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 51.5-56
Electives 9
Total Credits 120

UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS (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 Life3-4
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 Culture
Any 3 Credit Course3
AOK#4: Humanistic Creative Expression
TCH 212Understanding the Potential of the Humanities & Creative Arts in Children's Education & Development3
AOK#5: Analysis of Human, Social Natural, Phenomena
SCI 101The Planet Earth3
SCI 130Elements of Environmental Science3
SCI 145Environmental Geology3
Additional AOK
HIS 367History and Geography of New York3
Requirement: MAT 260
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 (51.5 - 56 CREDITS)

Required Courses
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
Sophomore Year (Spring) Fieldwork per course syllabus
TCH 204Child Development in the Context of Families3
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 306Creating Developmentally Appropriate Learning Experiences & Learning Environments in Early Childhood3
TCH 310Emergent and Early Literacy3
TCH 420Science Methods: An Integrated Approach3
TCH 312Fieldwork I in Early Childhood Settings (Kindergarten)1
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 308Health, Wellness, and Movement in Elementary Education1-2
TCH 307Early Childhood Arts, Humanities, Music, & Play: Processes and Practices3
TCH 313Fieldwork II in Early 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 421Observing, Recording, & Assessing Development & Learning in Young Children3
TCH 413Fieldwork III in Early Childhood Settings1
Senior Year (Spring) 5 days per week/semester
TCH 414Student Teaching Seminar in Early Childhood Settings1-2
TCH 415Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings3.5-7
Total Credits48.5-54

ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS)

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 Credits9