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Curriculum and Instruction

B.S. in Childhood Education (History)

Undergraduates majoring in B.S. in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) must select a 30 to 32 credit academic specialty from the Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum. Such study complements the 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.

History Concentration

As a future teacher, you will not only gain a broad understanding of American and world history, you will learn how historical knowledge is recorded and interpreted. In addition to survey courses that cover the broad sweep of history from the ancient world to today, you will have the opportunity to select from the a diverse array of specialized courses offered by the Department of History – such as: “The Early Modern Atlantic World,” "African-American History," “Women in the Age of Revolutions," "Modern Latin America," and “Environmental History.” Through this comprehensive grounding in the field, you will be prepared to help students in the early grades appreciate the study of the past, while also 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 or B.S. in Childhood Education degree program.

Education Courses

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.


College of Education, Information, and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean