B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)
With Concentration in History
Undergraduates majoring in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) must select a 30 to 32 credit academic specialty from the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum. Such study complements the Early Childhood Education courses and provides you with specialized knowledge in one particular discipline. This adds depth and breath to your level of teaching expertise. As a teacher, you can transmit your enthusiasm for the focused subject to young learners, helping them to grow intellectually and socially. You may select History from among the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum.
As a future teacher, you will not only gain a broad understanding of American and world history, you will learn how historical knowledge is uncovered, recorded and interpreted. In addition to survey courses that cover the broad sweep of history from the great civilizations of the ancient world to today, you will have the opportunity to select from the extraordinarily rich menu of specialized courses offered by the Department of History – from “Tudor and Stuart England,” “The Old South” and “The History of Air Power,” to “African-American History,” “Women in America” and “The History of Modern Latin America.” Through this comprehensive grounding in the field, you will be prepared to help students in the early grades appreciate their own cultural legacy while developing their critical thinking and creative abilities. Students take 30 credits in history to satisfy the liberal arts and sciences requirements for the B.S. in Early Childhood Education degree program. To learn more about our programs and faculty, visit the Department of History Web site.
In addition to a thorough curriculum in history, you will take specialized education courses and participate in student-teaching. To prepare you for the classroom environment, your coursework will emphasize effective teaching techniques, innovative lesson planning, motivation strategies and student assessment. Your education classes will examine ways that you can use your knowledge to maximize learning outcomes for young students. You will learn how to understand the intellectual, physical and emotional development of teenagers; to encourage peer cooperation and collaboration; to foster student self-esteem and moral development; and to empower parents. You will explore issues of race, ethnicity and gender as they apply to the classroom. The program includes supervised practice teaching in actual classrooms, allowing you to observe certified teachers and interact with children. LIU Post teacher education students enjoy close personal contact with faculty who are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of highly skilled teachers.
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548
Academic and Career Counseling
Department of History
Jeanie Attie, Ph.D., Chair
Department of History;
Associate Professor of History
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, New York 11548
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, Information and Technology
Phone: 516-299-2372 or 2374