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Core Requirements for Education Majors

Education major students must complete a modified core (49-50 credits, with intro to college writing exemption)

Modified College Core

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Various - Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
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GSS/GSC/GSB/GSP - Science 3
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Total

32-36

Note: A related one-credit "topics" or workshop course may be offered with the above courses

*If a student is exempt from College Math, he or she is required to take Pre-Calculus

Additional Core Requirements

One of the following (3-4 credits):

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Science Core

Education majors must take two Science courses with lab (8 credits)—for example:

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Language Core

Education majors must take six (6) credits in a language other than English. Both courses must be in the same language. Students who have passed a three-year New York State Regents examination in a foreign language are exempted from the six-credit Education core language requirement, but must take six (6) additional elective credits to reach the 130 credits total. For example:

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Recommended liberal arts electives for students exempted from the language core.

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Additional electives are required to complete the 130 credits degree

General Education Core

This core applies to both the early childhood and childhood tracks.

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Workshop on Autism (3 hours) 0
Workshop on Harassment and Bullying (6 hours) 0

 

Psychology Concentration for Education Majors

Students who major in Education should choose Psychology as a concentration. Requirements for major (minimum 31 credits including electives) are:

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Electives 15

 

The following elective psychology courses are strongly recommended. Choose five electives (15 credits)

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Education majors need 41 credits in either the early childhood track (birth-grade 2) or childhood track (grades 1-6).