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Major in Childhood Education

Our Childhood Education Major Allows You To:

  • Prepare for teaching in an elementary school classroom grades 1–6.
  • Link educational theories, principles, and concepts with educational practice through extensive hands-on elementary school field experience.
  • Benefit from an up-to-date integrated curriculum that incorporates literacy and special education.
  • Participate in a program with themes that help you develop into qualified, caring and competent educator.
  • Meet degree requirements to obtain initial teacher certification granted through the New York State Education Department.
  • Have personal advisement with full-time faculty.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Childhood Education (115–123 credits)

The degree has three parts:

  • General education courses required for all students (minimum of 35 credits).
  • Childhood education courses and extensive field experience (50 credits).
  • 30 to 38 credits in one of the following academic concentrations: art, biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, music, social studies, Spanish.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about the undergraduate program in childhood education 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