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Degree Requirements

The LIU Riverhead Undergraduate Childhood Education Program is an upper-division program. In addition to the Education course requirements listed below, students must complete 60 credits of course work focusing on knowledge, understanding and skills in the liberal arts and sciences. Approximately 48 of these 60 liberal arts and sciences credits should be earned prior to transferring to LIU Riverhead. A transcript review of these courses is completed during the admissions process.

LIU Riverhead will accept a maximum of 72 transfer credits for all courses taken at two-year colleges. The minimum grade for transfer is C-. Students transferring directly to Long Island University a Riverhead upon completion of an associate's degree may transfer courses in which they received D grades, provided those courses were required for the degree. Courses not listed in the information to follow are generally accepted for elective credit. Substitutions for core requirements are possible with the approval of the academic major advisor.

The 60 credits of liberal arts and sciences courses are broken into a 30-credit General Core and a 30-credit Content Core. The General and Content Cores are further broken down as follows:

Requirements for the General Core in the liberal arts and sciences (30 credits)

Historical and Social Sciences: 6 credits
History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, or Economics

Scientific Processes: 6 credits
Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics – must include one lab course

Artistic Expression: 3 credits
Art, Music, Theater, or Dance

Literature: 3 credits

Writing/Composition: 3 credits

Foreign Language: 3 credits

Mathematical Processes: 6 credits
Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Number Theory, Statistics or Probability

Requirements for the Content Core in the liberal arts & sciences (30 credits)

The content core in the liberal arts and sciences consists of 30 credits in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences

Upper Division Undergraduate Childhood Education Program Curriculum Requirements

A Four Semester Plan*

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

201 - Foundations of Education 3 250 - Educational Psychology 3
210 - Child Development 3 270 - Curriculum Planning/Multicultural 3
260 - Intro Special Education/Inclusion 3 280 - Classroom Management 3
265 - Technology in Education 3 Liberal Arts courses 9
Liberal Arts and Science 3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

301A - Integrated Methods-Read/Write/Language Grades 1-6 6 401 - Student Teaching and Seminar 12
301B - Integrated Methods-Soc St/ Language Arts Grades 1-6 6
301C - Integrated Methods - Math/Science Grades 1-6 6

Total Credits

18

Total Credits

12

*Part-time plans of study are possible. 100 hours of Field Experience is required prior to Student Teaching.