Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities and Social Science - Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education B-6

Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 27046 admissions@sunyulster.edu

Program Description
Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Arts degree in Humanities and Social Science: Early Childhood and Childhood Education B-6, with a concentration in English, French, History or Spanish. This program should be followed by students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to study elementary education. The program is a jointly-registered program with SUNY New Paltz. A student who completes the program and meets transfer requirements will be admitted into the elementary education program at New Paltz. Students planning to transfer to a college other than SUNY New Paltz will receive individual advisement to facilitate their transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Science-Early Childhood & Childhood  Education Bb-6  Degree program: a student will be able to
• Aquire a broad base of knowledge in French, Spanish, and History;
• Decide if teaching early childhood or childhood education is a realistic career for them;
• Interpret developmental theories to understand the learning, behavior, culture, and ability of children in the diverse classroom through observations in kindergarten through grade 6;
• Practice writing relevant and innovative lesson plans using the New York State Learning Standards;
• Recognize the importance of the children's literature at the elementary level;
• Develop a personal philosophy based on reading, research, and class assignments;
• Integrate critical thinking, problem solving, and creative skills with information and theories about education;
• Develop a strong liberal arts background to aid in passing the New York State teacher certification tests.

Employment Potential
Graduates of the program who go on to earn a baccalaureate degree from SUNY New Paltz or another four-year institution and a New York State teaching certificate will be qualified to teach at the elementary school level.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment

Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
Thomas Price
Coordinator, Education Programs
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 239 H
Phone: 800:724-0833, ext 5026 or
            845:687-5026
E-mail: pricet@sunyulster.edu

Effective Fall of 2008, all students in the Early Childhood Education Programs must be fingerprinted before they register for their field placement course, which is taken in the second semester: EDU 200: Applied Child Development for Education majors.  The results will be valid for SUNY Ulster, SUNY New Paltz, and for New York State teacher licensing.

Note: All Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science concentrations continue with the fifth through eighth semester sequence at SUNY New Paltz. The New Paltz curriculum follows the SUNY Ulster concentrations curricula below and can be viewed by clicking here.


Curriculum for English Concentration
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First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 140 Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 200 Applied Child Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
MAT 240 Foundations of Elementary School Geometry 3
PSY 200 Psychology of Child Development 3
Elective ** Arts Elective 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
ENG 209 Practical Grammar 3
ENG 217   or
ENG 218
Children's Literature (for Early Childhood students preferably) or
Classics of Children's Literature (for Childhood students preferably)
3
GEG 101 Physical Geography 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
Semester Credits 15
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 201 Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

 

American History I or

American History II

3
Elective *** English Elective 3

Elective ***

English Elective

3
Elective **** Natural Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 62

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

* Students who take one 200-intermediate level foreign language satisfy their foreign language requirement.  They may then substitute any Humanities course in place of the second foreign language.
** Recommended COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature for SUNY Arts general education requirement.

*** English electives include the following: ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 212, 214, 215, 216, 220, 223, 225, 240 or 245. If you are transferring to New Paltz, it is recommended that you not take a sequence in 201 or 203.
**** Students who take GEG 101 may not take ESC 101 as their Natural Science elective because of overlapping course content.

Minimum grades for New Paltz: B in ENG 101 & 102, EDU 201; C in PSY 200, MAT 140, MAT 240, GEG 101, EDU 200, EDU 203, and foreign languages.
Curriculum for French Concentration
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First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
ENG 101 College English I 3
FRE 201 * Intermediate French I 4

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
MAT 140

Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics

3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 200 Applied Child Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
FRE 202 Intermediate French II 4
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
MAT 240

Foundations of Elementary School Geometry

3
PSY 200

Psychology of Child Development

3
Elective ** Arts Elective 3
Semester Credits 18
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
FRE 207 Advanced Conversational French 4

GEG 101

Physical Geography 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 201 Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching 3
FRE 208 Advanced French Grammar and Composition 3
Elective Humanities Elective 3
Elective *** Natural Science Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 65

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

* FRE 201 (or higher) is recommended because New Paltz will only count intermediate level courses or higher in French concentration.
** Recommended COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature as their SUNY Arts general education requirement.
*** Students who take GEG 101 may not take ESC 101 as their Natural Science elective because of overlapping course content.

Minimum grades for New Paltz: B in ENG 101 & ENG 102, EDU 201; C in PSY 200, MAT 140, MAT 240, GEG 101, EDU 200, EDU 203, and foreign language.
Curriculum for History Concentration
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First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 140 Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 200 Applied Child Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3

HIS 103 or

HIS104

American History I or

American History II

3
LIB 111

Information Literacy

1
MAT 240 Foundations of Elementary School Geometry 1
PSY 200 Psychology of Child Development 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
GEG 101 Physical Geography 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3

POS 201

American Government

3
Elective ** Arts Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 201 Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102 ***

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
HIS 206 Immigration and Ethnicity in American History 3
Elective **** Natural Science Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations Elective 3
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 62

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

* Students who take one 200-intermediate level foreign language satisfy their foreign language requirement. They may substitute any Humanities course in place of the second foreign language.
** It is recommended that students take COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature as their Arts general education requirement.
*** Student should take only one Western Civilization, either HIS 101 or 102, not both.
*** Students who take GEG 101 may not take ESC 101 as their Natural Science elective because of overlapping course content.
Minimum grades for New Paltz: B in ENG 101 & ENG 102, EDU 201; C in PSY 200, MAT 140, MAT 240, GEG 101, EDU 200, EDU 203, and foreign language.
Curriculum for Spanish Concentration
Click on the Course Number for the course description.

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here.
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First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

ENG 101

College English I

3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
MAT 140 Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3

SPA 101 or

SPA 201 *

Elementary Spanish I or

Intermediate Spanish I

4
Semester Credits 16
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 200 Applied Child Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
MAT 240 Foundations of Elementary School Geometry 3
PSY 200 Psychology of Child Development 3

SPA 102 or

SPA 202

Elementary Spanish II or

Intermediate Spanish II

4

Elective **

 Arts Elective

3
Semester Credits 18
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
GEG 101 Physical Geography 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3

SPA 201 or

SPA 207

Intermediate Spanish I or

Advanced Conversational Spanish I

4
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 201 Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching 3

SPA 202 or

SPA 208

Intermediate Spanish II or

Advanced Spanish Grammar & Composition

3-4
Elective General Elective 3
Elective *** Natural Science Elective 3

Elective

Other World Civilizations Elective

3
Semester Credits 15-16
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 65-66

NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

* SPA 201 (or higher) is recommended because New Paltz will only count intermediate level courses or higher in Spanish concentration.
** It is recommended that students take COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature as their ARTS general education requirement.
*** Students who take GEG 101 may not take ESC 101 as their Natural Science elective because of overlapping course content.

Minimum grades for New Paltz: B in ENG 101 & ENG 102, EDU 201; C in PSY 200, MAT 140, MAT 240, GEG 101, EDU 200, EDU 203, and foreign language.
SUNY New Paltz Curriculum
Fifth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
Course Number Description Credits
EED371 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Grades 1-6 3
MAT240 Geometry: A Modern Introduction 3
  Liberal Arts Major Courses 12
Semester Credits 18
Sixth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
EED375 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms 3
  Liberal Arts Major Courses 9
Semester Credits 15
Seventh Semester - SUNY New Paltz
EED381 Teaching English, Language Arts and Social Studies in the Elementary School 6
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in the Elementary School 6
Semester Credits 12
Eighth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
EED404 Student Teaching, Primary Setting 6
EED405 Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting 6
Semester Credits 12
Total SUNY New Paltz Credits 57
Total Degree Credits 121-125

NOTE: After completing any of these concentrations at SUNY New Paltz, students must successfully pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills/Written (ATS/W) of the New York State Certification Examination in order to be eligible for provisional certification. Additional testing, which includes the Content Specialty Test (CST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills/Performance (ATS/P), is required for permanent certification.

Rev. 07/2011

 
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