Dual/Joint Degree Program with Queens

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II Take EN 101 & 1022
Note: grade of B required in EN 101
6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning Required: MA 1193 4 3
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences Required: PH 1013 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity Recommended: HI 127 or HI 128 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society Recommended: SOCY 101 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World Required GE 101 or BI 140*3 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or E Select one of the following recommended courses: DAN 111, PLSC 101, ANTH 101, ECON 101, HIST 111, or TH 120 3
Subtotal 32
Major
MA 303 and MA 336 Number Systems/Computer-assisted Statistics 6
Select one course from ENGL 203, 204, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 and 261 3
MU 261 Music for Teachers of Children 3
EDUC 101 Contemporary Education: Principles and Practices5 4
HI 127 or HI 128 Growth of American Civilization I,II 3
Subtotal 19
Additional Major Requirements
PE 400 or 500 or DAN 100 series 1
DAN 111 or TH 120 Introduction to the Art of Dance/Acting I 3
Subtotal 4
Electives
Free electives 5

Total

60

6

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 better required in EN-101.

3 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.

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

5 Grade of B or better required in EDUC-101.

6 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.

Recommended Course Sequence

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 - Catalog Year 2017-18

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I

(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 119 College Algebra OR MA 336 Statistics recommended

(Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req. for MA 119: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math 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.

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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) - Catalog Year 2016-17

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral 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
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

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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