Dual/Joint Degree Program with Queens College

Common Core Requirements1

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I2 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II2 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B.

Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (Recommended: MA-1193 4 or MA-3363)

3
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (Recommended: PH-1013 5 7) 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Recommended: HIST-1273 5 7) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Recommended: TH-120 or DAN-1113) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Recommended: SOCY-1013) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Recommended: GE-101 or BI-1403) 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Recommended: HIST-1285 3 7 3
Subtotal 32

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
EDUC-101: Contemporary Education: Principles and Practices5 4
EDUC-230: Childhood Learning and Development in Cultural Context 3
MA-303: Number Systems5 7 3
MUS-210: Music for Teachers of Children5 7 3

Select one course from:

ENGL-203: Readings in Drama,

ENGL-204: Readings in Prose Fiction,

ENGL-211: English Literature I: Anglo-Saxon Period through the Eighteenth Century,

ENGL-212: English Literature II: Nineteenth Century to Present,

ENGL-213: World Literature I: Ancient through Renaissance,

ENGL-214: World Literature II: Masterpieces from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries,

ENGL-215: American Literature I: Colonial Period to American Renaissance,

ENGL-216: American Literature II: Civil War to Present, or

ENGL-261: Autobiography

3
SP-211: Speech Communication 3
Subtotal 19

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
One course in PE-400 or 500 series or DAN-100 series 1
Subtotal 1

Electives

Courses Credits

Advised Electives in:
Biology, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology, History, Sociology

8
Subtotal 8

Total Credits Required

608

1 A grade of B is required in one course in each of the NYS Core Areas (English, Social Science, Math, and Physical Science); no grade lower than a C is acceptable in the program and is not transferable.

2 Grade of B or higher required in either ENGL-101 or ENGL-102.

3 Several courses designated in the Common Core as “Recommended” fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take these courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.

4 Minimum grade of C is required in MA-119 in order to register for the next sequenced Math courses.

5 The following Liberal Arts courses are required prerequisites in the program for transfer: PH-101, HIST-127, HIST-128, MA-303, MUS-210.

Grade of B or better required in EDUC-101.

EDUC-101, EDUC-230 and MUS-210 are approved CUNY Gateway courses into the Education major.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required to graduate from the program.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Students in continuous attendance have the option of either completing the program requirements in effect at the time they entered Queensborough or the curriculum in effect at the time they are prepared to graduate. Students not in continuous attendance must follow the curricular requirements in effect at the time they re-enter Queensborough or the curriculum in effect at the time they are prepared to graduate.

Degree Pathway

Effective Fall 2018

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

Dual/Joint A.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences leading to B.A. in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Queens College 

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or
(Required Core 1.A.: English Composition)   exemption
MA 119 College Algebra OR MA 336 Statistics recommended 3 Pre-req. for MA 119: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math
(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)   placement exam, or exemption
    Pre-req. for MA 336: MA 119 with grade of C or better
EDUC 101 Contemporary Education a: Principles and Practices 4 Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption
MUS 210 (formerly MU 261) Music for Teachers of Children 3 none
Flexible Core 2.D. Individual and Society - SOCY 101 Intro to Sociology recommended 3 Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption
Total credits for the term 16  

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites
ENGL 102 English Composition II - (Required Core 1.A.: English Composition) 3 Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement
Required Core 1.C. Life & Physical Sciences – PH 101 Principles of Physics recommended 4 none
Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression – recommended TH 120 or DAN 111 3 none
Flexible Core 2.B. - U.S. in its Diversity - Rec.: HIST-127 Growth of American Civilization I 3 Pre-req. or Co-req. for HIST: ENGL 101
MA 303 Number Systems 3 Pre-req.: MA 119 with a grade of C or better
Total credits for the term 16  

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites
Flexible Core 2.A, B, C, D or E – recommended: HIST-128 Growth of American Civilization II 3 Pre-req. or Co-req. for HIST: ENGL 101
Flexible Core 2.E. Scientific World – recommend BI 140 Principles of Biology or GE 101 Physical Geology 4 Pre-req. for BI 140: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption
SP 211 Speech Communication 3 Pre-req.: passing remedial speech if required
One course from PE 400, 500 or DAN 100 1  
MA 336 Statistics 3 Pre-req.: MA 119 with C or better
Total credits for the term 14  

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites
Flexible Core 2.A. World Cultures & Global Issues 3 Check individual course for pre and co-requisites
Select one course from ENGL 203, 204, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 and 261 3 Pre-req.: ENGL 102
ECUC 230 Childhood Learning and Development in Cultural Context 3 Pre-req.: EDUC 101
Advised electives (choose from any Liberal Arts category – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences, or Communications) 5 Check individual course for pre and co-requisites
Total credits for the term 14  
Total credits required for the A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Education 60  

Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. A grade of B is required in one course in each of the NYS Core Areas (English, Social Science, Math, and Physical Science).
  3. Grade of B or better required in ENGL 101 or ENGL 102.
  4. Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
  5. A minimum grade of C is required in MA-119 in order to register for the next sequenced Math courses.
  6. A grade of B or better required in EDUC-101.
  7. No grade lower than a C is acceptable in the program and is not transferable
  8. The following Liberal Arts courses are required pre-requisites in the program for transfer: PH 101, HIST 127, HIST 128, MA 303, and MUS 210 (formerly MU 261).
  9. EDUC 101, MUS 210, and EDUC 230 are approved CUNY Gateway Courses into the Education Major
  10. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required to graduate from the program.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Dual/Joint A.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences and Childhood Education (QCC) leading to the B.A. in Childhood Education (Queens) 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in the academic foundations required for the upper division teacher education program and the liberal arts co-major of their choice at Queens College.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the core curriculum of liberal arts and sciences classes.
  3. Demonstrate a conceptual and practical foundation in the field of early childhood and elementary education.
  4. Make informed observations of children through their practicum experience in an elementary or early childhood classroom setting
  5. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  6. Make ethical judgements while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  7. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

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