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Going into elementary schools and learning in context is an important part of our program. Freshmen in the undergraduate childhood education major take education classes every semester with required field placements in every class.
Our updated course content is designed by teams of faculty, including professors from childhood education, special education, and literacy education, working collaboratively to develop course syllabi and to team-teach.
The childhood education program has spiraling themes (e.g., multicultural competencies, technology, contextualized experiences/learning, modeling, assessment, etc) that build on the knowledge and skills you gain throughout the four-year curriculum.
Through close relationships with faculty and peers, and excellent teaching — in the classroom and in elementary schools — our undergraduate program will fulfill degree requirements for certification in childhood education (Grades 1-6) from the New York State Education Department.
A Master of Science for Teachers in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) is available for students who already possess an undergraduate degree in a field other than education.
Teachers who have initial certification in childhood education have several M.S. Ed. graduate programs as options to fulfill degree requirements for professional certification:
If you would like to learn more about undergraduate programs in childhood education (B.S.Ed.) at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Denise Simard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teacher Education Unit
Program Area Coordinator, B.S.Ed. Undergraduate Programs
Office: Sibley Hall 202
Phone: (518) 564-5111
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Sarah Hackett, M.S.Ed., M.A.
Program Leader, M.S.T. Graduate Programs
Office: Sibley Hall 220
Phone: (518) 564-2168