|Hegis Code: 5649
ext. 5018 or 5022
|NYSED Code: 27047
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.
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:
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.
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is available through the Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
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.
For more information contact Admissions.
|SUNY New Paltz Curriculum
Fifth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
|Geometry: A Modern Introduction
|Liberal Arts Major Courses
|Sixth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
|Curriculum I: Infants and Toddlers
|Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms
|The Development of Symbolic Representation, Language and Literacy
|Liberal Arts Major Courses
|Seventh Semester - SUNY New Paltz
|Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
|Curriculum II: Preschool and Kindergarten
|Curriculum III: First and Second Grades
|Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Children: Birth - Second Grade
|Eighth Semester - SUNY New Paltz
|Student Teaching, Primary Setting
|Elementary Education, Selected Topic
|Total SUNY New Paltz Credits
|Total Degree Credits
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.