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B.S. in Childhood Urban Education (Grades 1-6)

Teacher with StudentThe 128-credit B.S. in Childhood Urban Education (Grades 1-6) leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science and eligibility for initial NYS certification in childhood education, grades 1-6. It prepares students to teach in elementary school classrooms.

The major in Childhood Urban Education consists of 40 credits in Teaching and Learning. Optional extensions are available for students interested in teaching in middle schools or in bilingual classrooms. In addition, all students must select a 30-credit concentration or a second major in a Liberal Arts and Sciences area. Fieldwork is required throughout the program.

The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take six credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching and graduation.

Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.