B.A. degree program for childhood education teacher (grades 1-6)
HEGIS code 0802.00
NYS SED program code 26829

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Childhood education teacher is a writing-intensive major program.
Program requirements
Completion of the B.A. degree with a major in childhood education qualifies students to receive New York State initial teacher certification (grades 1-6) and prepares students for employment in the schools of New York City. Students majoring in the childhood education teacher program are expected to have satisfied the foreign language requirement in high school.

In addition to fulfilling the Pathways requirements, students must complete a liberal arts and sciences concentration (30 credits) or have a second major in lieu of a concentration. Specific requirements apply for each concentration or second major approved by the department. The Childhood major must be the primary major. Students should meet with an adviser in the Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education Department and consult separate listings for the following departments: American studies; anthropology; art; children's studies; classics; computer and information science; English; general science; health and nutrition sciences; history; Judaic studies; mathematics; modern languages and literatures (including Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish); music; philosophy; political science; psychology; Puerto Rican and Latino studies; sociology; theater; urban sustainability; women's and gender studies.

With departmental permission, appropriate course substitutions are allowed in the major under special circumstances.

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, 3204, 3205, 3206, 3207, 3456, and 4221 (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 education course must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Students must present a GPA of at least 3.00 overall and a GPA of at least 3.00 in education courses prior to student teaching CBSE 4221.