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B.A. in English - Childhood Education

Degree Requirements Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in English with a Concentration in Childhood Education requires 126 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits**
English Major with a Concentration in Childhood Education 36 credits
Major Courses 24 credits 
    ENGL 300 Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (3 credits)
    ENGL 303 Shakespeare (3 credits)
    ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I (3 credits)
    ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II (3 credits)
    ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation (3 credits)
    ENGL 334 American Literature I (3 credits)
    ENGL 335 American Literature II (3 credits)
    ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar (3 credits)
Writing Courses (1 of the following): (3 credits)
    ENGL 203 Writing Workshop
    ENGL 217 Advanced Writing Narrative
    ENGL 219 Advanced Writing Nonfiction
    ENGL 304 Advanced Writing: Argument
    ENGL 325 Professional Writing
Three context*** courses with emphasis on writing and speaking or
One context course and ENGL 296 Language
and the Individual in Society
(9 credits)
***Note - Context courses with a modern or an American literature component, such as ENGL 417 Modern Literature I, ENGL 418 Modern Literature II, ENGL 419 Contemporary Literature or ENGL 336 Major American Writers is recommended.

**Three core credits in the Humanities may be satisfied with Major requirements.
Education Courses 44 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    EDUC 322 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings I  (3 credits)  
    EDUC 323 Practicum I (3 credits)  
    EDUC 324 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings II  (3 credits)  
    EDUC 325 Practicum II (3 credits)  
    EDUC 326 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)  
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    MATH 222 Math for Elementary School (3 credits)
    PSYC 345 Child Psychology (3 credits)
TOTAL 126 credits

NOTE - Students completing the Childhood Education Certification program should consult closely with their academic and education advisors to determine selection of core courses needed to fulfill New York State Department of Education requirements for certification.

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Sample Program
B.A. in English with a Concentration in Childhood Education (126 credits)


Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 12 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
Core Courses 9 credits
EDUC 211 Education and Society 3 credits
EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning 3 credits
EDUC 340 Intro to Students with Disabilities 3 credits
ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I 3 credits
ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II 3 credits
ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation 3 credits
ENGL 334 American Literature I 3 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
PSYC 345 Child Psychology 3 credits
TOTAL 36 credits

Year 3
ENGL XXX Context course 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context course or ENGL296 Language and the Individual in Society 3 credits
ENGL XXX Advanced Writing course 3 credits
EDUC 322 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings I 3 credits
EDUC 323 Practicum I 3 credits
EDUC 324 Teaching Elementary School in Inclusive Settings II 3 credits
EDUC 325 Practicum II 3 credits
EDUC 326 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3 credits
ENGL 335 American Literature II 3 credits
MATH 222 Math for Elementary School 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 9 credits
ENGL XXX Context Course 3 credits
ENGL 300 Creative Writing Workshops 3 credits
ENGL 303 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar 3 credits
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credits
EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities 3 credits
EDUC 431 Student Teaching in Childhood Education 7 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 126