Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Early Childhood Education (Birth-2)

This program is designed for students wishing to specialize in the education of children from birth to second grade. It provides the academic course content necessary for New York State certification at the early childhood level.

Students wishing to be recommended by the College for initial certification must successfully complete the following sequence of education courses, as well as the Science, Letters, and Society major. Students are expected to begin the Early Childhood sequence in the spring semester of the first year of college. The courses are tightly sequenced with prerequisites and/or corequisites and students move through as a cohort. The sequence must be started by the beginning of the sophomore year. For admission and continuation in the early childhood education sequence and all early childhood education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.