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Undergraduate Program Requirements

Early Childhood And Childhood Education

Liberal Arts Concentration in: Art History, Dance, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Human Development (available only to the Early Childhood and Childhood major), Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science, Political Science, Theatre, Urban Studies, or Women's Studies.

Block I

  • INTD 203 Social Foundations of American Education

Block II

  • SPED 224 Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Strategies for Diverse Children (25 hours of field visits)
  • ECED 351 Teaching Young Children (16 hours of field visits)

Block III

(12.5 hours of field visits shared by CURR 213 and CURR 316)

  • CURR 213 The Reading and Writing Processes
  • CURR 316 Teaching Science and Math to Children
  • ECED 352 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (9 hours of field visits)

Block IV

(25 hours of shared field visits)

  • CURR 313 Classroom Reading and Literature Programs
  • CURR 317 Social Studies and Curriculum Integration

Block V

  • ECED 353 Curriculum Development for Young Children (16 hours of field visits)
  • ECED 355 Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Classrooms (12.5 hours of field visits)
  • EDUC 326 Classroom Management in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 354 Family and Community

Block VI

  • ECED 331 Student Teaching-Primary
  • ECED 333 Student Teaching-Early Childhood

Related Requirements

  • PSYCH 215 Child Development
  • MATH 140 & MATH 141 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Education I & II
  • H&PE 350 Health & Safety Issues in Schools

Childhood with Special Education

Liberal Arts Concentration in: Art History, Dance, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science, Political Science, Theatre, Urban Studies, or Women's Studies.

Block I

  • INTD 203 Social Foundations of American Education
  • SPED 231 Introduction to Special Education

Block II

  • SPED 224 Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Strategies for Diverse Children (25 hours of field visits)

Block III

(12.5 hours of shared field visits)

  • CURR 213 The Reading and Writing Processes
  • CURR 316 Teaching Science and Math to Children

Block IV

(25 hours of field visits shared by CURR 313 and CURR 317)

  • CURR 313 Reading and Literature Programs
  • CURR 317 Social Studies and Curriculum Integration
  • CURR 320 Arts and Career Education (12.5 hours of field visits)
  • SPED 383 Special Education Classroom Management Skills

Block V

(25 hours of field visits shared by EDUC 354 and SPED 382)

  • EDUC 354 Family and Community
  • SPED 382 Assessment Strategies and Prescriptive Teaching for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 385 Team Approaches to Education of Individuals with Disabilities

Block VI

  • EDUC 331 or 332 Student Teaching-Primary or Intermediate
  • SPED 391 Student Teaching-Special Education-Mild Disabilities

Related Requirements

  • PSYCH 215 Child Development
  • MATH 140 & MATH 141 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Education I & II
  • H&PE 350 Health & Safety Issues in Schools

Adolescence Education

Liberal Arts major in: Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages (French or Spanish), Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies (History).

Block I

  • INTD 203 Social Foundations of American Education

Block II

  • EDUC 204 Dimensions of Teaching and Inquiry (fall semester only)
  • SPED 205 Teaching Secondary Learners with Special Needs (fall semester only)

Block III

  • INTD 300 or 301 (for French, FREN 320; for Spanish, SPAN 320) Topics in Secondary Education (Workshop in French or Workshop in Spanish) (spring semester only)
  • INTD 302 Methods and Materials in Secondary Education (spring semester only)

Block IV

  • EDUC 303 Field Experience
  • EDUC 340 Student Teaching-Middle School Education
  • EDUC 350 Student Teaching-High School Education

Related Requirements

  • PSYCH 216 Adolescent Development
  • EDUC 215 Foundations of Literacy in the Secondary School
  • H&PE 350 Health & Safety Issues in Schools

Requirements for All Programs

  • Infectious Control Seminar (Blood Borne Pathogens) held two times per semester; students are notified through campus e-mail
  • Child Abuse Seminar held as part of H&PE 350 as well as one time per academic year outside of H&PE 350; students are notified through campus e-mail
  • SAVE Seminar held as part of H&PE 350 as well as one time per academic year outside of H&PE 350; students are notified through campus e-mail
  • Dignity for All Students Act held as part of H&PE 350 as well as a separate seminar outside of H&PE 350; students are notified through campus e-mail

Other Requirements

Foreign Language Competency

All initial certification programs require the satisfactory completion of the foreign language requirement. For candidates who entered SUNY Geneseo in 2003 or later, the College language requirement is proficiency through the third semester (201) of a foreign language. The foreign language requirement for certification can be satisfied in any one of the following ways:

  • a grade of C- or better in a foreign language course at the 201 level or a score on the foreign language placement test that places the student at the 201 level,
  • four units of a foreign language in high school (completion of foreign language sequence through Level IV, one year beyond regents exam) and a grade of 85% or better in the New York State Regents Exam,
  • a score of 4 or better on the advanced placement examination in a foreign language, or
  • equivalent coursework with a minimum grade of C- transferred from another college

American Sign Language proficiency equivalent to 201 levels also can be used to fulfill this requirement for students seeking teacher certification.

Minimum Competence Requirement

Teacher candidates must maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average to continue in a certification program. In addition, a grade of C- or better is required for each of the following courses:

  • Early Childhood and Childhood: INTD 203; EDUC 326, EDUC 354; CURR 213, CURR 313, 316, and 317;ECED 351, 352, 353, 355; SPED 224; FORL 101/102/201 (for FORL requirement), MATH 140/141
  • Childhood with Special Education: INTD 203; EDUC 354; CURR 213, 313, 316, 317, 320; SPED 224, 231, 382, 383, 385; FORL 101/102/201 (for FORL requirement), MATH 140/141.
  • Adolescence: INTD 203; EDUC 204, SPED 205; EDUC 215; INTD 301, INTD 302 (FREN 320, SPAN 320); and FORL 101/102/201 (for FORL requirement).

Writing Requirement

Candidates in education degree programs meet the College writing requirement by successfully completing EDUC 354, Family and Community, required for all education programs. Adolescence candidates meet the requirement in their major department.