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Childhood Education Grades 1-6 and Special Education (Dual Certification)

General Requirements
All candidates in the initial baccalaureate level teacher education programs complete the general education requirements in the liberal arts and sciences. This core set of courses, along with a liberal arts concentration or major, gives candidates a knowledge base to teach to the Common Core Standards. The general education requirements include study in four areas:

Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 Area 4
Language, Culture & Communication Humanities Social Sciences Science & Mathematics
English 101 Philosophy American History/
Political Science3
English 102 Religion Geography2 & 3 Math 101
Writing & Literature   European/
Non-Western History
Foreign Language     Computer Science1
Fine Arts or Music      
Communication Arts      

1 Candidates in the teacher education programs are exempt from these requirements. Competencies in communication and information retrieval are developed in all education courses.
2 These courses are only required for candidates in the teacher education programs. They are not part of the College-wide general education requirements.
3 These requirements must be selected from a list of courses approved by the School of Education.
Credit Requirements for these requirements can be found in the Teacher Education Manual.

Pedagogy Requirements
Pedagogy Requirements for Special Education include the following three areas and three additional courses:
EDSP 347 High-Incidence Disabilities/ EDSP 347 High-Incidence Disabilities/ EDSP 412 Teaching Methods: High-Incidence Disabilities

Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
Child Development & Learning Methodology Student Teaching
ED 206 Child Psychology EDEL 232 Literature for Children ED 415
ED 212 Educational Psychology EDEL 240 Curriculum for Inclusive Classrooms Student Teaching
EDSP 241 Exceptional Children EDEL 312 Social Studies Methods ED 420 Seminar on
Reflective Teaching
ED 213 Issues in Education EDEL 313 Math Methods  
EDSP 344 Strategies for
Behavior Management
EDEL 314 Science & Technology Methods  
EDSP 350 Issues & Strategies
in Assessment
EDEL 326 Literacy: Reading Methods  
  EDEL 327 Literacy: Writing Methods  
  All courses are for Inclusive Classrooms  

Undergraduate Curriculum Worksheets: Childhood 1-6 & Special Education
These curriculum worksheets are intended for students enrolled in these programs. As NYS mandates change, the curriculum sheets will be updated. Advisors will apprise candidates of any changes to the program.




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