Jul 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Education, Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), B.S.

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Effective Fall 2014, admission of new students to the Childhood Education program leading to only Childhood grades 1-6 certification is being temporarily suspended due to low enrollment. Students interested in Childhood Education should select either Childhood with Special Education or Early Childhood/Childhood Education.

The School offers a four-year program leading to the degree, Bachelor of Science in Education-Childhood Education (grades 1-6), with a liberal arts concentration. Students who wish to obtain New York State initial certification (1-6) and to major in education must complete the requirements listed below.

Admission Requirement: 25 hours of service learning
Block II includes 12.5 hours of field experiences
Block III includes 12.5 hours of field experiences
Block IV includes 25 hours of field experiences
Block V includes 25 hours of field experiences

​”Commissioner’s Regulations CR 52.21, General Requirements (ii)(a) require all teacher candidates to study “a language other than English.” By meeting Geneseo’s requirement for such language study, all teacher candidates meet the NY certification requirement.”

Candidate Information and resume maybe required the semester prior to practicum placements. Candidates are responsible for their own transportation for all field experiences and student teaching.

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)

Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 82-83 credits

Basic Requirements: (42 Credits)

Childhood Education Blocks* (must be completed in the sequence listed)


*Students may not advance in blocks until all previous work is completed satisfactorily.

**In the Review Process, a teacher candidate may be allowed one re-take of a practicum experience or a student teaching experience.

Liberal Arts Concentrations (32-36 Credits)

Art History (30 Credits)

English (32 Credits)

8 4-credit courses or 3- and 4-credit courses totaling at least 30 credit hours, to consist of ENGL 203 - Reader and Text: (subtitle)  
One course in each of 3 historical divisions (Early, Modern, Recent)
A minimum of 2 courses at the 300-level
A minimum of 2 courses at the 400-level\
A maximum of 1 course at the 100-level. Transfer students with 3 credit courses and students who declared certification prior to spring 2014 should consult with their advisor.

Environmental Studies (31-35 Credits)

Additional Requirements

A three credit lecture taken with its one credit co-requisite lab constitutes one course. No more than five courses total can be taken from the same prefix. One directed study may be taken in lieu of one required course, with approval. Three credits of ENVR 395  can be applied to the concentration. No more than 12 credits can be taken at the introductory level

Foreign Language: French (32-36 Credits)

Foreign Language: Spanish (32-36 Credits)

12 additional credits of Geography

6 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level. A maximum of 3 credits of GEOG 395 , GEOG 397 , or GEOG 399  may be credited towards the concentration.).

History (30:32 Credits)

  • Credit(s): 4
  • 28 credits, at least 12 credits must be at the 400-level (maximum of 4 credits at the 100-level) must include

    • 1 class in European History at the 200-level or above
    • 1 class in US History at the 200-level or above
    • 1 class in LACANNA History at the 200-level or above

Human Development (available only to Early Childhood/Childhood majors) (30 Credits)

Natural Science (30 Credits)

18 credits

In addition to the introductory course above in the majors’ courses of one science discipline (at least 11 credits at the 200- or 300-level).

Political Science (30 Credits)

Twelve credits

at the 300-level

Nine credits

at the 400-level (in sub-fields taken at the 100-level).

Urban Studies (30-32 Credits)

Elective courses from the following: (12 Credits)


Electives selected under advisement to meet the following requirements:

  1. no more than two courses with the same prefix (other than WGST),
  2. at least one course under each of the broad headings of humanities/arts and social sciences.

Outline/Advising Guide

First Year

Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Spring (16 Credit Hours)

Second Year

Spring (16 Credit Hours)

Third Year

Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Fourth Year

Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Concentration Credit(s): 3
Concentration Credit(s): 3
Concentration Credit(s): 3
M/ Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 120

Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible. Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information.

Teacher candidates must satisfy the 2.75 cumulative GPA requirement to continue in a certification program. For admission to student teaching, teacher candidates must have a 2.75 in their major, concentration, and overall.

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