Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics and Science - Early Childhood 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 Mathematics and Science: Early Childhood and Childhood Education B-6, with a concentration in Biology, Earth Science or Mathematics. 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 AA Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science-Early Childhood & Childhood Education B-6 Degree program with concentrations in Biology, Earth Science and Mathematics, a student will be able to
Concentrations in Biology, Earth Science and Mathematics
• Acquire a broad base of knowledge in their concentration: biology, earth science, or mathematics;
• Decide if teaching early childhood or childhood education is a realistic career for them;
• Practice writing relevant and innovative lesson plans using the New York State Learning Standards;
• Develop a personal philosophy based on readings, 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 then go on to earn a baccalaureate degree at SUNY New Paltz or another four-year college and a New York State teaching certificate will be qualified to teach one of the specialty areas 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 Program 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: Mathematics and 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.


Biology Concentration

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Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.

First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
BIO 105 General Biology I 4
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 170 Calculus I or Higher Level Math 4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
BIO 106 General Biology II 4
ENG 102 College English II 3
EDU 200 Applied Child Development for Education Majors 1

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3

LIB 111

Information Literacy 1
PSY 200 Psychology of Elementary School Mathematics 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 18
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
BIO 207 General Ecology 4
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3
GEG 101 Physical Geography 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3
MAT 140 Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster
BIO 206

Genetics

4

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3

EDU 201

Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching   

3
MAT 240 Foundations of Elementary School Geometry 3
Elective ** Other World Civilizations or Arts Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 67

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 other Humanities course in place of the second foreign language.

** Recommend COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature for ARTS general education requirement.

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 languages.


Earth Science Concentration

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)


Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.

First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits
ENG 101 College English I 3
ESC 104 Physical Geology 4
MAT Elective MAT 160 or higher 3-4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 16-17
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster
EDU 200 Applied Child Development for Education Majors 1
ENG 102 College English II 3
ESC 105 Earth History 4
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
MAT 170 Calculus I 4
PSY 200 Psychology of Child Development 3
Elective * Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 19
Third Semester - SUNY Ulster
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 4
EDU 203 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3

MAT 140

Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics

3
Elective ** Earth Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3

EDU 201

Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching

3
GEG 101 Physical Geography 3

HIS 103 or

HIS 104

American History I or

American History II

3

MAT 240

Foundations of Elementary School Geometry

3
Elective Other World Civilizations or Arts Elective 3
Semester Credits 18
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 69-70

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 other Humanities course in place of the second foreign language.

** Students may not select ESC 101.

*** Recommend COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature for ARTS general education requirement.

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.


Mathematics Concentration

To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet, click here for a PDF version. (If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here for a free copy.)


Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.

First Semester - SUNY Ulster
Course Number Description Credits

BIO 105 or

CHE 103 or
ESC 104 or

PHY 109 *

General Biology I or

General Chemistry I or
Physical Geology or

General Physics I

4
ENG 101 College English I 3

HIS 101 or

HIS 102

Western Civilization I or

Western Civilization II

3

MAT 170

Calculus I

4
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Semester Credits 17
Second Semester - SUNY Ulster

BIO 106 or

CHE 104 or
ESC 105 or

PHY 110

General Biology II or

General Chemistry II or
Earth History or

General Physics II

4

EDU 200

Applied Child Development for Education
Majors

1
ENG 102 College English II 3

LIB 111

Information Literacy

1
MAT 180 Calculus II 4
PSY 200 Psychology of Child Development 3
Semester Credits 16
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
MAT 140 Foundations of Elementary School
Mathematics
3
MAT 211 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective ** Foreign Language Elective 3
Semester Credits 18
Fourth Semester - SUNY Ulster

COM 103 or

COM 105

Oral Communication or

Public Speaking

3

EDU 201

Introduction to Elementary Schools and Teaching

3
MAT 207 *** Fundamentals of Mathematical Proof 3

MAT 240

Foundations of Elementary School
Geometry
3
Elective ** Foreign Language Elective 3
Elective Other World Civilizations or Arts Elective 3
Semester Credits 18
Total Credits - SUNY Ulster 69

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

* MAT 170 is a prerequisite for PHY 109.

** 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.

*** MAT 206 may be substituted by advisement.

**** Recommend COM 204 Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature for ARTS general education requirement.

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
MAT240 Geometry: A Modern Introduction 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 12
Semester Credits 15
Sixth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
EED411 Curriculum I: Infants and Toddlers 3
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms 3
EED415 The Development of Symbolic Representation, Language and Literacy 3
Electives Liberal Arts Major Courses 6
Semester Credits 15
Seventh Semester - SUNY New Paltz
EED375 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3
EED412 Curriculum II: Preschool and Kindergarten 3
EED413 Curriculum III: First and Second Grades 3
EED414 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Children: Birth - Second Grade 3
Semester Credits 12
Eighth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
EED407 Student Teaching, Primary Setting 12
EED493 Elementary Education, Selected Topic  
Semester Credits 12
Total SUNY New Paltz Credits 54
Total Degree Credits 125-130

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 Teacher 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.

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