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School of Education Undergraduate Programs

The School of Education offers New York State initial certification through the following undergraduate programs:


Early Childhood and Childhood Education

Preparation to teach young children ; B. S. in Education Degree: Certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2 and Grade 1- Grade 6.

Teacher candidates in the elementary-level programs can:

  • Major in Education with a concentration in a Liberal Arts discipline, or
  • Complete a double major in Education and a Liberal Arts discipline with accompanying certification

All elementary programs are organized into a sequence of six blocks of related courses. All teacher candidates must complete 100 hours of field experiences before student teaching. These field visits allow candidates to gain practical experience in using the knowledge from their coursework to prepare them to become active participants in school classrooms. For additional information regarding programs, consult the Undergraduate Program Requirements or access the SUNY Geneseo bulletin at: https://www.geneseo.edu/bulletin


Childhood with Special Education

Preparation to teach Grades 1-6 and Special Education in those grades; B.S. in Education Degree: certification in Childhood and Special Education Grades 1-6.

Teacher candidates in the elementary-level programs can:

  • Major in Education with a concentration in a Liberal Arts discipline, or
  • Complete a double major in Education and a Liberal Arts discipline with accompanying certification

All elementary programs are organized into a sequence of six blocks of related courses. All Childhood with Special Education candidates must complete 150 hours of field experiences before student teaching. These field visits allow candidates to gain practical experience in using the knowledge from their coursework to prepare them to become active participants in school classrooms. For additional information regarding programs, consult the Undergraduate Program Requirements or access the SUNY Geneseo bulletin at: https://www.geneseo.edu/bulletin


Adolescence Education

Preparation to teach Biology, Chemistry, English, Geological Sciences, Foreign Language (French or Spanish), Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies (History); B.A. or B.S. Degree: certification in Adolescence, Grades 7-12. Core education courses for these degrees are taught within the School of Education and the Liberal Arts departments. Candidates in these degree programs are assigned an academic advisor from the appropriate academic department.

    Adolescence majors complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a Liberal Arts discipline with initial certification requirements.

    Adolescence programs are organized in a sequence of four blocks of related courses. All teacher candidates must complete 100 hours of field experiences before student teaching. These field visits allow candidates to gain practical experience in using the knowledge from their coursework to prepare them to become active participants in school classrooms. For additional information regarding programs, consult the Undergraduate Program Requirements or access the SUNY Geneseo bulletin at: https://www.geneseo.edu/bulletin