Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature
  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • 6 credit hours of World (Foreign) Language*
  • 3 credit hours of Arts Electives**
  • 3-4 credit hours of Liberal Arts Electives**

Social Science

  • HIS/HUM 100 Western Civilization I OR HIS/HUM 101 Western Civilization II
  • HIS 110 United States History I OR HIS 111 United States History II
  • HIS 122 World History II
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 225 Child Psychology
  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology


  • MAT 180 Math for Elementary School Teachers I
  • MAT 280 Math for Elementary School Teachers II
  • 8 credit hours of one of the following Lab Science sequences:***
    • BIO 118 Contemporary Biology I AND BIO 119 Contemporary Biology II
    • BIO 121 General Biology I AND BIO 122 General Biology II
    • BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHM 121 General Chemistry I AND CHM 122 General Chemistry II
    • CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I AND CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II
    • PHY 118 College Physics I AND PHY 119 College Physics II
    • PHY 151 General Physics I AND PHY 152 General Physics


  • EDU 200 Foundations of American Education
  • EDU 210 Schools in America: Organization and Issues

Health/Physical Education

  • HPE 212 Health
  • 1 credit hour of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective

* See Advisor for World (Foreign) Language Requirements.

** Appropriate electives vary depending upon teaching area.

*** Some bachelor's programs prefer a two-semester sequence in one Science area, some prefer one course in two different Science areas, e.g. one Chemistry and one Biology.

Liberal Arts Electives

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SUNY General Education Electives

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