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Early Childhood & Childhood Education Dual Certification B-2 & 1-6: English Concentration, A.A.

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Associate in Arts Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5649
NYSED Code: 27046

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 B‐6 Degree program: a student will be able to

  • Acquire 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, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information
1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022
Anne Davis
Coordinator, Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescence Education
Office: Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 239
Phone: 800:724‐0833, ext. 5193

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.

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


Semester Credits 15

Semester Credits 17

Semester Credits 15

Fourth Semester ‐ SUNY Ulster

Semester Credits 15

Total Credits ‐ SUNY Ulster 62

*Students who take one 200‐intermediate level foreign language satisfy their foreign language requirement. They may substitute any humanities elective in place of the second foreign language.
**Recommend COM 204 - Oral Interpretation - Children's Literature 3 cr.  for SUNY Arts general education requirement.
***English electives include the following: ENG 201 , ENG 202 , ENG 203 , ENG 204 , ENG 205 , ENG 206 , ENG 207 , ENG 208 , ENG 212 , ENG 214 , ENG 215 , ENG 216 , ENG 220 , ENG 223 , ENG 225 , ENG 240 , and ENG 245 . If you are transferring to New Paltz, it is recommended that you not take a sequence in ENG 201  or ENG 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  & ENG 102 , EDU 201 ; C in PSY 200 , MAT 140  & MAT 240 , GEG 101 , EDU 200  & EDU 203 , and foreign language.

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