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

Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (MA-1193 or MA-336)

REQUIRED CORE: 1C. Life & Physical Sciences (GE-101 or BI-140) 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Required: HIST-127) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Recommended: TH-120 or DAN-111) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Recommended: SOCY-101) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. Scientific World (Select one course) 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Required: HIST-128 3
Subtotal 31-32

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
EDUC-101: Contemporary Education: Principles and Practices4,5 4
EDUC-230: Childhood Learning and Development in Cultural Context5 3
MA-303: Number Systems 3
MUS-210: Music for Teachers of Children5 3

Select one course from:

ENGL-200 or ENGL-300 series

SP-211: Speech Communication 3
PH-101: Principles of Physics6 4
Subtotal 23

Additional Major Requirements

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


Courses Credits

Free electives6 – Recommended: course(s) from the Pathways Gateway-to-Major courses in Biology, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology, History, or Sociology

Subtotal 4-5

Total Credits Required


1 A grade of B is required in one course in each of the NYS Core Areas (English, Social Science [Social Sciences and History], 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 Minimum grade of C is required in MA-119 in order to register for the next sequenced Math courses.

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.

6 If PH-101 is taken to satisfy FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E, 4 additional credits of Free Electives must be taken.

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 are strongly advised to select Free Electives that will transfer to Queens College as a liberal arts co-major or minor.

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
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

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 April 13, 2021.

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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Campus Cultural Centers

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.