Liberal Arts and Sciences - Education


Purpose and Content

  • The purpose of the teacher education concentration is to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program and to pursue initial New York State certification in teaching. An additional purpose is to prepare students for school site positions as a Teacher’s Assistant, Parent Coordinator, Summer Camp Counselors or non-school site positions other than teaching.
  • The concentration will provide students with a rigorous academic program and solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences. Students will take courses that will allow them to have classroom observation experiences that will prepare them for transfer into a Baccalaureate teacher education program.
  • To provide students with the technological and communication skills (reading, writing, and speaking) necessary to be an effective teacher and educator.

Transfer and Career Opportunities

  • This program prepares students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts and initial certification in early childhood education, elementary education and secondary education at private and public upper division colleges. Students will receive coursework in Social Foundations of Education, Psychological Foundations of Education (Child Development) and Arts in Education which will enables them to work as teacher assistants, head teachers, para-professionals, after school program counselors and parent coordinators in public and private schools (grades K-12), as well as community centers, camps, tutoring and specialty enrichment programs.

Advisement Notes

Key Courses in Common Core

  • I.A. EN101 and EN102
  • I.B. Math/Quant Reasoning: MA 119, MA 303

Note: Education Majors are strongly recommended to take MA 119; MA 303

  • I.C. Life & Physical Sciences: BI 140, PH 101, GE 101
  • II.A. World Cultures/Global Issues: HI110, HI111 or HI112,
  • II.B. U.S. Experience/Diversity: HI 127, HI 128, PLSCI 101,

Note: Education Majors are strongly recommended to take either HI 127 or HI 128.

  • II.C. Creative Expression: AR 310-320, DAN 111, TH 120
  • II.D. Individual and Society: ANTH101, ECON 101, ECON 102, SOCY 101, PHIL 101
  • II.E. Scientific World: PSYC101

Note: Education Majors are strongly recommended to take PSYC101; PSYC215

Suggested First Semester

CoursesPathways DesignationCredits
EN 101 I.A 3
MA or Lab Science I.B or I.C 3
PSYC 101 II.E 3
MU 261 or ECUC 101 Major 3 or 4

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