LAS: Childhood Education AS
School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Education
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Diana Berman
New: LAS Childhood Education AS
4 new concentrations, History, English, Math and Art
NOTE: For new enrollments into the program effective Fall 2018:
Only the new program – LAS Childhood A.S. and its 4 concentrations will be eligible to incoming students and students who decide to change their major.
All students currently enrolled in the LAS Childhood A.A. program must have all existing requirements fulfilled and graduated no later than August 15, 2021.
Students are recommended to see their Academic Counselor and/or Faculty Advisor for further information and assistance.
The Spring 2019 Catalog (available 11/1/2018) will feature the updated degree requirements for the new program LAS Childhood A.S.
The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education A.A. degree prepares students to become thoughtful and effective elementary school teachers in grades 1 through 6. Students will focus on understanding children through their strengths and interests in order to plan meaningful and relevant curriculum. They will consider the importance of collaborating and partnering with children and families to ensure that the classroom is fully engaging and inclusive. With a strong emphasis on the observation of children, students examine practices that best support children’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. Students will develop a personal philosophy of education that will incorporate the work of important theorists and researchers, as well as their own experiences. Seminar style classes ensure that all students in the program have the opportunity to participate thoughtfully in their college experience.
Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education A.A. program will receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts, which is the basis for continuing in the field of Education. Students are required to select a concentration in either English or History. The program is based on the prescribed course of study universally recognized across the State University of New York to enable transfer to classroom teaching programs at baccalaureate campuses with New York State teacher certification authority. The curriculum is flexible, with classes offered during the day and evening.