B.A. degree program for childhood education teacher, bilingual (Spanish/English) education extension (grades 1-6)
HEGIS code 0802.00
NYS SED program code 26828

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Childhood education teacher, bilingual (Spanish/English) is a writing-intensive major program.
Program requirements
Completion of the B.A. degree with a major in childhood education with an extension for bilingual education qualifies students to receive New York State initial teacher certification for childhood education (grades 1-6) with an extension of that certification to include teaching bilingual education. This program is offered to selected students interested in teaching children in Spanish/English bilingual programs to qualify for teacher certification in Spanish/English bilingual education. Students must demonstrate proficiency in English and Spanish. For courses in Spanish, students should seek counseling in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. Students majoring in childhood education with an extension for bilingual education are expected to have satisfied the foreign language requirement in high school.

In addition to fulfilling the Pathways requirements, students must complete a Puerto Rican and Latino Studies concentration (bilingual education) or have a second major in Puerto Rican and Latino Studies in lieu of the concentration. See PRLS section of the bulletin for additional course requirements Each course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students must meet with a department adviser to declare their intention to complete this sequence.

With permission of the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies departmental curriculum committee, appropriate Puerto Rican and Latino Studies course substitutions are allowed in the concentrations under special circumstances (31 credits).

Students must also complete the following courses and their corequisites and prerequisites: One of the following social science courses: Africana Studies 3324, Anthropology 3135, Political Science 3141, Psychology 2040, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 3325, Sociology 2200; One of the following arts and humanities courses: Art 3260, Classics 1213, English 3180, Judaic Studies 3010, Philosophy 3323, Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1718, Theater 1003; Mathematics 1401, or a mathematics course numbered 1701 or higher and a passing score on a Mathematics Department proficiency examination; General Science 2040 or 2010 or 2020 or 2030 or 2050; Mathematics 1406; and General Science 3050 (17-18 credits). In addition, students must complete the following pedagogical courses: CBSE 2001, 2002, 3201, 3202, 3203, 3301, 3205, 3206, 3207, 3456 and 4321. (33 credits).

Admission requirements and academic standing
Students must present a G.P.A. of at least 2.70 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and science courses for admission into the major.
Each required education course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students must present a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 overall and a GPA of at least 3.00 in education courses prior to student teaching (CBSE 4321).

An application process is required for student teaching. A completed application must be submitted and accepted a semester prior to the beginning of your student teaching placement. Only accepted students will be given permission to register for student teaching. Fingerprint clearance is required. Student teaching is 14 weeks in length, full-time, in an educational setting, and in alignment with the daily schedule and annual calendar of that educational setting.