Bachelor of Science - Childhood Education

Initial Certification: Childhood Education (1-6)

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Childhood Education, from the Education Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 7 semesters; one 19-credit hour semester is permitted without additional cost. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • EDU203 Learning Theory ** (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Mathematics Elective* (see below) (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice** (3)
  • SED270 Introduction to the Nature and Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities ** (3)
  • SOC224 Ethnicity, Race & Cultural Diversity (3)
  • Science Elective *** (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

*Math Elective: Math Area Study: Choose MTH124 College Algebra or MTH134 PreCalculus or MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry. Non-Math Area Study: recommended MTH111 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher CT; QL

** C or better in these courses is required to continue; candidates are dismissed from program after two unsuccessful attempts of EDU237

*** Science elective: Select from biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, natural science, physics

Year 2

First Semester

  • EDU217 Facilitating Reading Literacy for Regular & Special Needs Learners at the Primary Level** (4)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • EDU218 Facilitating Reading Literacy for Regular & Special Needs Learners at the Intermediate Level (4)
  • EDU267 Practicum in Teaching Language Arts at the Elementary School Level (3)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

** C or better in these courses is required to continue; candidates are dismissed from program after two unsuccessful attempts of EDU237

Year 3

First Semester

  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDU316 Elementary Education Methods: Social Studies (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • EDU319 Assessment Methods in Education (3)
  • EDU320 Elementary Education Methods: Mathematics, Science & Technology (4)
  • SED371 Classroom Management Techniques for Individuals with Disabilities (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (6)
  • Total Credits (16)

Year 4

First Semester

  • PHI232 Learning Through Service (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (9-12)
  • FREE ELECTIVE (0-4)
  • Total Credits (12-19)

Second Semester

  • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3)
  • EDU473 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Primary Level (1-3) (6)
  • EDU474 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Intermediate Level (4-6) (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

NOTE: Students in the Science Area Study will take 13 credits in Core Electives/Area Study, and no Free Electives. Students in the Social Studies Area Study will take 15 credits in CoreElectives/Area Study and no free electives.

N.B.: With the permission of the Education Chair, Fall and Spring semesters of the Senior Year are interchangeable.

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