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Education: Early Childhood/ Childhood (B-6)next

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Please note: As of fall 2014, incoming students in the B.S.Ed. in Education: Early Childhood/Childhood (B-6) will enroll in the Generalist concentration.

Degree earned

Total number of credits

Certificate/licenses titles and types

B.S.Ed.

Biology concentration: 134

English concentration: 129

Mathematics concentration: 132

Social Studies concentration: 129

Childhood 1-6/Early Childhood Birth-2

 

Program Description

The Early Childhood (B-2) and Childhood (1-6) degree will provide students with the skills they need to teach children from Birth to Sixth Grade. The School of Education at Medaille College seeks to prepare constructive thinkers for today and tomorrow’s world. Our teacher candidates are taught both theoretical perspectives and practical applications of teaching to ensure that children’s learning meets the New York State Learning Standards.

The students will receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree with certification in both areas. This is important because it will provide our students with certification in (B-6), thus, making them more marketable to School Districts.

This program will be rigorous in nature and provide students with multiple opportunities to engage in practical application of coursework throughout their degree program. The literacy courses and the methods courses will have instruction delivered in 2 hours blocks to allow students supervised opportunities in area schools. This program, depending on the concentration, can range from 129-134 credit hours.

Students will have to complete 150 participation/volunteer hours. 100 hours are attached to EDU 378. The additional 50 hours are attached to the foundations, literacy and methods courses. During the field experiences students will have the opportunity to develop appropriate professional skills.

Students will have 3 student teaching placements: Universal Pre-K, Primary, and Intermediate. Students will be observed twice at the first placement site and once at the second and third placement site.

The teacher candidates in this program as with the other education programs will graduate: knowing the subject matter in their certification areas; meeting the needs of diverse learners through effective pedagogy and best teaching practices; demonstrating scholarship supported by the use of technology; as caring and competent educators.

All students working toward New York State Certification will take coursework in the professional, field-centered curriculum education. The program provides for completion of a campus-based course of study, pre-student-teaching experiences, and classroom student teaching situations. Education majors are required to take the New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) as a prerequisite for New York State Certification.

As a requirement for graduation, all students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education degree must attain a minimum 2.50 cumulative average. If a student performs below the acceptable standard, he/she will need to take and/or retake the course(s) designated to improve weak areas and pass the course(s) with a grade of C- or better.  Students must receive a grade of a C- or above for all pedagogical courses. Otherwise, the course must be repeated.

All education teacher candidates must be able to, with or without accommodation, complete all New York State mandated course, field experience, and student teaching requirements.

This quality program will prepare future teachers for the Elementary Schools of tomorrow.

The program has established the following pre-service goals:

  • To provide students with individual supervision and assessment during their coursework and field experience to assure that each teacher candidate has the opportunity to develop appropriate professional skills;
  • To individualize and adequately differentiate instruction so as to address the academic and emotional/behavioral needs of each learner thereby creating a classroom that values, validates, and nurtures each child;
  • To offer a contemporary curriculum that provides majors with the knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy/best practices in teaching, and principles of classroom management;
  • To prepare specialized content matter experts who are also strongly grounded in the liberal arts and professional studies;
  • To provide majors with an understanding of the foundations of education practice and the philosophical, historical, social, psychological, and pedagogical principles that guide instructional decisions;
  • To prepare teachers who are skilled in collaboration and team work both with professional colleagues and families;
  • To foster graduates who participate in professional growth opportunities as life-long learners and who are potential leaders in community and educational settings;
  • To develop positive and supportive classroom environments in which all students will be valued and successful;
  • To produce graduates able to effectively teach in inclusive and culturally diverse classrooms and to promote learning and healthy development for all adolescents, including those with disabilities and special abilities by planning for enrichment, and adaptation of materials;
  • To prepare graduates who can effectively integrate theory and practice, engage in critical reading and questioning of current theory and research, and be problem solvers;
  • To prepare teachers who understand, practice, and model the highest standards of professional behavior and responsibility in their interactions with students, parents, and other caregivers, school colleagues, and the community; and,
  • To produce teachers who will provide informed and thoughtful advocacy for children.

 

Credit Distribution: Childhood (B-6) Education with Biology Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 134

General Education Core (30 Credits)

ENG 110 College Writing (3)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3) [Required of all first-year students; all other students must substitute a free elective]

GEN 220 Justice and Democracy in America (3)

GEN 230 Creative Expression (3)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3)

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra (3) [Students who meet the math competency must substitute MAT 201]

MAT 125 Concepts in Mathematics (3)

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

 

Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Course Work (33 credits)

EDU 210 Educational Foundations (3)

EDU 223 Educational Psychology (3)

EDU 240 Literacy I: Language Development and Pre-Emergent Literacy (3)

EDU 241 Literacy II: Emergent to Early Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 242 Literacy III: Transitional to Fluent Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 340 Child Abuse and School Violence and other Current Issues in Education (0)

EDU 370 Methods of Language Arts with Children’s Literature (3)

EDU 371 Methods of Mathematics (3)

EDU 372 Methods of Science and Technology (3)

EDU 373 Methods of Social Studies and Creative Arts (3)

EDU 466 Content Area Literacy with Children’s Literature (3)

ESP 230 Introduction to Special Education (3)

Experiential Learning (15 credits)

EDU 378 Field Experiences and Seminars

EDU 478 “E” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

EDU 478 “C” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (21 Credits)

ENG 205 or ENG 215 (3)

Foreign Language I (3)

Foreign Language II (3)

HIS 140 Early United States History (3)

PHY 104 Physical Science (3)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSY 210 Child Development (3)

 

Computer Information Systems (3 credits)

CIS 175 Technology Applications in Education (3)

 

Biology Concentration (32 Credits)

BIO 120 Botany (4)

BIO 170 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology I (5)

BIO 171 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology II (5)

BIO 200 Microbiology (4)

BIO 220 Cell Biology (3)

BIO 320 Ecology (4)

BIO 330 Genetics (3)

CHE 145 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4)

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Credit Distribution: Childhood (B-6) Education with English Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 129

General Education Core (30 Credits)

ENG 110 College Writing (3)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3) [Required of all first-year students; all other students must substitute a free elective]

GEN 220 Justice and Democracy in America (3)

GEN 240 Scientific Discovery (3)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3)

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra (3) [Students who meet the math competency must substitute MAT 201]

MAT 125 Concepts in Mathematics (3)

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

 

Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Course Work (33 Credits)

EDU 210 Educational Foundations (3)

EDU 223 Educational Psychology (3)

EDU 240 Literacy I: Language Development and Pre-Emergent Literacy (3)

EDU 241 Literacy II: Emergent to Early Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 242 Literacy III: Transitional to Fluent Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 340 Child Abuse and School Violence and other Current Issues in Education (0)

EDU 370 Methods of Language Arts with Children’s Literature (3)

EDU 371 Methods of Mathematics (3)

EDU 372 Methods of Science and Technology (3)

EDU 373 Methods of Social Studies and Creative Arts (3)

EDU 466 Content Area Literacy with Children’s Literature (3)

ESP 230 Introduction to Special Education (3)

Experiential Learning (15 credits)

EDU 378 Field Experiences and Seminars

EDU 478 “E” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

EDU 478 “C” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

 

English Concentration (30 Credits)

ENG 205 Introduction to Literature (3)

ENG 210 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

ENG 215 Survey of World Literature (3)

ENG 305 British Literature: Middle Ages to 18th Century (3)

ENG 315 British Literature: Late 18th Century through the 20th Century (3)

ENG 325 American Literature: Colonial to the Civil War (3)

ENG 335 American Literature: Civil War through the20th Century (3)

ENG 365 Ethnic Literature in America (3)

Electives: choose one of the following courses (3 credits)

ENG 355 Major Literary Forms

ENG 435 Major Literary Figures

Electives: choose one of the following courses (3 credits)

ENG 405 Themes/Topics in American Literature (3)

ENG 415 Themes/Topics in British Literature (3)

ENG 425 Themes/Topics in World Literature (3)

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (18 Credits)

Foreign Language I (3)

Foreign Language II (3)

HIS 140 Early United States History (3)

PHY 104 Physical Science (3)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSY 210 Child Development (3)

 

Computer Information Systems (3 credits)

CIS 175 Technology Applications in Education (3)

 

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Credit Distribution: Childhood (B-6) Education with Mathematics Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 132

General Education Core (30 Credits)

ENG 110 College Writing (3)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking(3) [Required of all first-year students; all other students must substitute a free elective]

GEN 220 Justice and Democracy in America (3)

GEN 230 Creative Expression (3)

GEN 240 Scientific Discovery (3)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3)

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra (3) [Students who meet the math competency must substitute MAT 201]

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

 

Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Course Work (33 Credits)

EDU 210 Educational Foundations (3)

EDU 223 Educational Psychology (3)

EDU 240 Literacy I: Language Development and Pre-Emergent Literacy (3)

EDU 241 Literacy II: Emergent to Early Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 242 Literacy III: Transitional to Fluent Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 340 Child Abuse and School Violence and other Current Issues in Education (0)

EDU 370 Methods of Language Arts with Children’s Literature (3)

EDU 371 Methods of Mathematics (3)

EDU 372 Methods of Science and Technology (3)

EDU 373 Methods of Social Studies and Creative Arts (3)

EDU 466 Content Area Literacy with Children’s Literature (3)

ESP 230 Introduction to Special Education (3)

Experiential Learning (15 credits)

EDU 378 Field Experiences and Seminars

EDU 478 “E” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

EDU 478 “C” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

 

Mathematics Concentration (30 credits)

MAT 115 Pre-Calculus (3)

MAT 151 Geometry/Trigonometry (3)

MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics (3)

MAT 251 Calculus I (3)

MAT 255 Theory of Numbers (3)

MAT 260 Linear Algebra (3)

MAT 381 Statistics and Probability I (3)

MAT 382 Statistics and Probability II (3)

Electives: choose two of the following courses (6 credits)

MAT 125 Concepts in Mathematics (3)

MAT 252 Calculus II (3)

MAT 342 Abstract Algebra (3)

PHI 201 Formal Logic (3)

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (21 Credits)

ENG 205 Introduction to Literature (3) or ENG 215 Survey of World Literature (3)

Foreign Language I (3)

Foreign Language II (3)

HIS 140 Early United States History (3)

PHY 104 Physical Science (3)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSY 210 Child Development (3)

 

Computer Information Systems (3 credits)

CIS 175 Technology Applications in Education (3)

 

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Credit Distribution: Childhood (B-6) Education with Social Studies Concentration

Total Credit Hours: 129

General Education Core (30 Credits)

ENG 110 College Writing (3)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3) [Required of all first-year students; all other students must substitute a free elective]

GEN 230 Creative Expression (3)

GEN 240 Scientific Discovery (3)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3)

MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra (3) [Students who meet the math competency must substitute MAT 201]

MAT 125 Concepts in Mathematics (3)

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

 

Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Course Work (33 Credits)

EDU 210 Educational Foundations (3)

EDU 223 Educational Psychology (3)

EDU 240 Literacy I: Language Development and Pre-Emergent Literacy (3)

EDU 241 Literacy II: Emergent to Early Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 242 Literacy III: Transitional to Fluent Readers and Writers (3)

EDU 340 Child Abuse and School Violence and other Current Issues in Education (0)

EDU 370 Methods of Language Arts with Children’s Literature (3)

EDU 371 Methods of Mathematics (3)

EDU 372 Methods of Science and Technology (3)

EDU 373 Methods of Social Studies and Creative Arts (3)

EDU 466 Content Area Literacy with Children’s Literature (3)

ESP 230 Introduction to Special Education (3)

Experiential Learning (15 credits)

EDU 378 Field Experiences and Seminars

EDU 478 “E” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

EDU 478 “C” Student Teaching (B-6)/Seminar

 

Social Studies Concentration (30 Credits)

Any Economics course (ECO) (3)

Any Political Science course POL (3)

GEO 110 Physical Geography (3)

GEO 310 Cultural Geography (3)

HIS 100 Western Civilization (3)

HIS 101 World Cultures (3)

HIS 140 Early United States History (3)

HIS 315 History of Ethnic America (3)

HIS 401 The History of Buffalo (3)

HIS 402 The History of New York State (3)

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (18 Credits)

ENG 205 Introduction to Literature (3) or ENG 215 Survey of World Literature (3)

Foreign Language I (3)

Foreign Language II (3)

PHY 104 Physical Science (3)

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)

PSY 210 Child Development (3)

 

Computer Information Systems (3 credits)

CIS 175 Technology Applications in Education (3)

 

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Registration for Student Teaching: Students who receive an unsatisfactory (U) for one student teaching placement must attend “Refocus for Success” and repeat the student teaching experience. For detailed student teaching information go to www.medaille.edu/student-teaching. Student teachers who receive an unsatisfactory for two student teaching placements must follow the Student Teaching Improvement Plan.