Childhood Education AA
- Program Type: Transfer
- Delivery: On-campus and online*
- Personal Interests: Love of learning, working with children, shaping future generations
- Skill Building: Teaching, communication, education principles and processes, creativity, problem solving
- Career Options: Education
- Program Code: HEGIS 5649
*More than 50% of this degree can be completed with online courses offered at Jefferson. The remainder of the coursework may be completed through Open SUNY.
Prepare for a teaching career at Jefferson
Jefferson shapes our future childhood teachers (grades 1-6) by providing a well rounded education in math, science and core education principles. You can choose to focus your efforts on the area you want to teach in and you will enjoy fieldwork and engaging with youth while learning.
This curriculum meets all requirements of SUNY Childhood Teacher Transfer Template and provides lower division coursework to meet New York State certification requirements.
This program offers:
- Seamless transition from associate to bachelor's degree
- Classes on teaching and educational practices
- Cost savings on general education classes taken at Jefferson
- Fundamental skills for success and lifelong learning
Shape future generations - career in education
Teachers have a direct role in shaping future generations by applying proven teaching techniques and strategies in the classroom. Teachers engage students and build creative solutions to meet today's educational challenges.
The job market for teachers in our area is growing because there is a predicted shortage.
Learn teaching techniques and developmental milestones
When you complete the Childhood Education A.A. you will be able to:
- Understand and apply the history, conventions, and best practices in the field of education
- Demonstrate knowledge of major milestones and principles of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in childhood
- Learn to communicate with adults and children
- Successfully fulfill requirements for all SUNY General Education knowledge and skills areas
Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information
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Degree requirements for Childhood Education A.A.
Effective Spring 2017
|Education Core Requirements (6 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|EDU 210: Principles of Education||3|
|PSY 220: Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|General Education/Liberal Arts Core (42 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|ENG 101: Research and Composition||3|
|ENG 102: Literature and Composition||3|
|HIS 111: History of Western Civilization 1 or
HIS 112: History of Western Civilization 2
|HIS 150: American History to 1877 or
HIS 151: American History 1877 to Present
|MTH 148: Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers 1||4|
|MTH 149: Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers 2||4|
|PSY 133: Introduction to Psychology||3|
|ART or MUS Elective1||3|
|ASL, FRE, GER, or SPA electives selected from courses numbered 121 or higher or liberal arts courses.2||6|
|Laboratory Science Elective4||4|
|Social Science Elective:
Choose from ANT 141, ANT 143, GEG 101, HIS 120, HIS 122, POL 126.
|Concentration/Specialization Requirements (9 credit hours)||Credit Hours|
|Note: This program requires a student to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in the
major/field of concentration. Some of these credit hours may have been met by taking
coursework in the General Education/Liberal Arts Core listed above. Students are required
to identify their major/concentration area upon entering this program.
ENG 101 and ENG 102 (above); then choose 3 courses from: ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 203, ENG 204, ENG 209, ENG 214, ENG 220, ENG 221, ENG 245.
HIS 150 or HIS 151 and HIS 111 or HIS 112 (above); then choose 3 courses from HIS 150 or HIS 151; HIS 111 or HIS 112; HIS 114, HIS 122; HIS 232.
Earth Science Concentration:
Choose from GEO 131, GEO 132, GEO 141, GEO 144, CHE 131, CHE 132 to use as laboratory science elective (above); then choose an additional 3 courses from this concentration list.
MTH 148 and MTH 149 (above); the following 3 courses: MTH 221, MTH 222, any MTH course above MTH 222.
Choose from BIO 131, BIO 132, BIO 202, CHE 131 to use as laboratory science elective (above); then choose an additional 3 courses from this concentration list.
Choose from CHE 131, CHE 132, CHE 211, CHE 212 to use as a laboratory science elective (above); then choose an additional 3 courses from the following: CHE 131, CHE 132, CHE 211, CHE 212, MTH 221, MTH 222.
Choose PHY 131 or PHY 143 as the laboratory science elective (above); then choose an additional 3 courses from the following: PHY 132, GEO 141, GEO 144, MTH 221, MTH 222, MTH 241, PHY 144, PHY 145.
General Science Concentration:
Choose from BIO 131, BIO 132, GEO 131, GEO 132, GEO 141, GEO 144, CHE 131, CHE 132, PHY 131, PHY 132 to use as a laboratory science elective (above); then choose an additional 3 courses from this concentration list.
|Free Elective Requirement||Credit Hours|
|Physical Education Requirements||Credit Hours|
Total Credit Hours 62
|1Select from the area of The Arts in the SUNY General Education Course List.|
|2Consult with advisor to determine whether foreign language requirement has been met prior to taking coursework in foreign language area.|
|3Select from the area of Humanities in the SUNY General Education Course List.|
|4Select from the area of Natural Sciences in the SUNY General Education Course List.|
Leah DeasyHumanities and Education Department Chair
Dr. Mark StreiffInterim Associate Vice President for Liberal Arts Division