Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

BS-ED ECC

Elementary Education and Reading Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 0802)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
Bacon Hall 302 (716) 878-5916

Admission Requirements: To be considered for admission to the Combined Childhood and Early Childhood education major (ECC, grades birth-6), students must have successfully completed at least 24 college credit hours, which must include ENG/CWP 101, and at least one of the following: SPF 202, SPF 203, or EXE 100. ENG/CWP 102, and the mathematics and quantitative reasoning competency requirement or MAT 121 must either have been completed or the student must be registered for them. Applicants to the major must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, as well as a minimum 2.5 in these selected SPF/EDU/EXE courses (professional sequence).

An acceptable application to the department includes evidence that the above requirements have been met and a description of relevant experiences. In addition, a writing sample regarding the applicant’s experiences that have helped solidify plans to pursue teaching is required. Applications to ECC are available in Bacon 302. Acceptance into the department enables students to proceed through the curricular courses of their selected major.

Combined Childhood and Early Childhood education majors must complete one year of college-level study of one language other than English. Typically, two years of high school study of one language is equivalent to one year of college-level work. Combined education majors must also complete a distribution requirement of at least 6 credit hours in each of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, and English (not including ENG/CWP 101 and ENG/CWP 102).

Many of the courses in our professional sequence are taught in authentic settings for clinically-rich mentored experiences. As a result, the teacher candidates will have observation, tutoring, and teaching experiences in a variety of placements in our Professional Development School Consortium. Combined education majors are required to complete a 30-credit hour academic concentration in addition to the professional program requirements; the concentration seeks to broaden students’ academic backgrounds. Descriptions of the approved concentrations can be found in the Elementary Education Department Handbook for Majors, available on the department Web site, www.buffalostate.edu/elementaryeducation, or from the department office. Currently, the concentration may be chosen from: American studies, English, foreign language, mathematics, science, or social studies

Student Teaching: The culminating courses for the Combined education majors include two supervised student teaching experiences with children at different age levels in different types of schools. Eligibility and placement for each student teaching experience is determined by the department office in cooperation with public schools in the greater Buffalo area. It is expected that students in these majors will have at least one urban teaching experience. Prior written approval must be obtained from the chair of the department for students to enroll for any other college credit work during a student teaching assignment except for EDU 411. EDU 411 may be taken prior to or with Student Teaching.

Successful Graduates will be recommended for New York State Initial Certification to teach children from birth through grade 6 (Combined Childhood and Early Childhood, ECC).

Transfer Students: Most courses taken at an accredited institution and relevant to a Buffalo State degree program will be accepted, but the majority of courses applied to the Combined Childhood and Early Childhood education major must be courses completed at Buffalo State. Grades for transfer courses are generally used in computing the required GPA for admission to the major. Students planning to transfer as juniors into the Combined program and wishing to complete their program in four semesters must seek advisement at the institution in which they initially enrolled to assure that the prerequisite course equivalencies are met.

Since the teacher candidate will graduate with recommendation for two certification areas, Combined majors should anticipate an additional semester of college work.

In addition to academic requirements, students are required to complete all seminars specifically required by New York State for program completion, including School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE); Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment; Alcohol and Other Drug Avoidance; Fire and Arson Safety; and Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training).  The seminar requirements are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr*

Credit Hours for Concentration

30 cr

Distribution Courses

24 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Education

69 cr

SPF 202

Child Development and Education

SPF 203

School and Society

EDU 201

Introduction to Elementary Education

SPF 302

Educational Psychology: Elementary Education

EDU 211

Introduction to Literacy

EDU 220

Programs for Infants and Toddlers

EDU 310W

Teaching and Social Studies in the Elementary School

EDU 311W

The Teaching of Reading and other Language Arts in the Elementary School (6)

EDU 312

The Teaching of Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School (6)

EDU 329

Integrated Thematic Instruction for Young Children (6)

EDU 326

Emergent Literacy

EXE 362

Behavior and Classroom Management

EXE 371

Foundations of Teaching Children with Disabilities

EDU 375

Integration of Technology in Education

EDU 400

Practicum in Teaching (6)

EDU 402

Seminar to Accompany Student Teaching

EDU 410

Practicum in Teaching Early Childhood (6)

EDU 411

Parents, Schools, and Community (taken with student teaching)

Total Required Credit Hours Minimum

156-162 cr

*Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Western Civilization, Non-western Civilization, Global and Diversity) may overlap with required courses in the major which could significantly reduce the total number to 138-144 credit hours required. Advisement is strongly encouraged.

The total number of required hours will vary with course selection. Students should refer to the Elementary Education Handbook and an academic advisor for more detailed information.

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Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, B.S.)

Biology Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

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

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Design

Dietetics- Coordinated Program (B.S.)

Dietetics- Didactic Program (B.S.)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

AAS - African and African American Studies

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies

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