B.S. in Childhood Education

ISC - Long Island University, Brooklyn, United States
B.S. in Childhood Education
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 5,940,402
Course Accredited By MSCHE
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 18% scholarship

The 120-credit B.S. in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science and eligibility for initial NYS certification in childhood education, grades 1-6. It prepares students to teach in elementary school classrooms.

The major in Childhood Education consists of 40 credits in Teaching and Learning. Optional extensions are available for students interested in teaching in middle schools or in bilingual classrooms. In addition, all students must select a 27-credit concentration or a second major in a Liberal Arts and Sciences area. Fieldwork is required throughout the program.

The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take six credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching and graduation.

Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 75 or 79 (varies by program)
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 – 2.5

English Language Institute

  • TOEFL (iBT) No official score required
  • IELTS Below 6.0 (Post) 
  • Pearson (PTE) Below 50
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English Under 90 (Post) 
  • GPA: 2.0 - 2.5

Graduation Requirements
Students must satisfy the placement, proficiency, orientation and 34-35 credit core curriculum criteria outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of this bulletin:

  • Orientation
  • FYS 01 First-Year Seminar 1.00hrs Credit

Core Curriculum Requirements (34-35 credits)

  • Humanities
  • English Composition - ENG 16 or 16 X 3.00hrs Credit
  • English Literature: ENG 61, 62, 63 or 64 3.00hrs Credit
  • Philosophy: PHI 61 or 62 3.0 Credit
  • Foreign Language 3.00hrs Credit

Social Sciences

  • History 3.00hrs Credit
  • Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology 3.00hrs Credit
  • Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3.00hrs Credit
  • Science and Mathematics Mathematics: MTH 15 or 16 (3-4 credits) 4.000hrs Credit
  • Laboratory Science: BIO 1 or 3 4.00hrs Credit

Communication, Visual & Performing Arts

  • Oral Communications: SPE 3 3.00hrs Credit
  • Art, Dance, Journalism, Music, Theatre, Media Arts 3.00hrs Credit
    *All Education majors are required by NYS to have a minimum of 6 credits in the following areas: History and/or Social Science, Laboratory Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language other than English, and English Literature and/or Writing Composition.

Areas of Specialization for B.S. in Childhood Urban Education
Students must complete 30 credits in one of the following areas:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• English
• History
• Humanities
• Psychology
• Social Science
See your Department of TLL Department advisor for information on choosing courses that meet the concentration requirements.

Major Requirements
All of the following courses are required.

  • TAL 201 Teaching: Imagine the Possibilities 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 301 Observing and Describing Children 3.00hrsCredit
  • TAL 350 The Developing Child 4.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 351 Language and Literacy I 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 352 Sociology and Education 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 353 Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 401 Language and Literacy II 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 402 Teaching and Learning Social Studies in Elementary Schools 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 403 Teaching and Learning Mathematics/ Technology in Elementary Schools 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 404 Teaching and Learning Science/ Technology in Elementary Schools 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 450 Student Teaching in Childhood Education 3.00hrs Credit
  • TAL 451 Student Teaching Seminar in Childhood Education 3.00hrs Credit

Optional Extension in Bilingual Education (9 credits)

  • An optional Bilingual Extension is available for those who can demonstrate bilingual proficiency.
  • Students seeking the Bilingual Education extension must also pass the Bilingual Education
  • Assessment (BEA) of the NYSTCE in the target language.
  • Optional Extension in Middle Childhood (5-9) (6 credits)
  • An optional Middle Childhood Extension to the Childhood Certification is available.

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