Childhood Education Teacher, Bilingual (Spanish/ English) Education Extension (grades 1-6), PRLS-Bilingual Concentration, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways (Math 1006 or Math 1311 recommended)
3 PRLS 2005: The Puerto Rican, Latin@, and Caribbean Child in New York City
Major (PRLS Concentration)
3
PRLS Elective*
Major (PRLS 1001 recommended)
3 PRLS 4420: English as a New Language for Emergent Bilingual Children
Major (PRLS Concentration)
4

Second Year

Fall Classes - 17 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
CBSE 2001: Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Foundations of Education
Major (requires 20hrs of fieldwork; also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CBSE 2002: Children and Youth in Urban Education
Major (requires 20 hours of fieldwork)
3 CBSE 3201: Education and Society: Teaching the Social Sciences
Major (requires 25 hours of fieldwork)
3
MATH 1401: Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint
Major (LAS credits)
4 CBSE 3205: Teaching the Creative Arts
Major (requires 25 hours of fieldwork)
3
PRLS 4425: Biliteracy and Bicultural Perspectives in the Content Areas
Major (PRLS Concentration)
4 AFST 3324 or ANTH 3135 or POLS 3141 or PSYC 2040 or PRLS 3325 or SOCY 2200
Major (LAS credits)
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CBSE 3202: Education and Literacy: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Language Arts
Major (requires 25 hours of fieldwork)
3 CBSE 3456: Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Special Needs
Major (requires 20 hours of fieldwork)
3
CBSE 3301: Integrated Methodologies for Bilingual Literacy Instruction
Major (requires 25 hours of fieldwork)
3 CBSE 3203: Education and Science/Mathematics/Technology
Major
2
ARTD 3260 or CLAS 1213 or ENGL 3180 (4 cr.) or JUST 3010 or PHIL 3323 or CASD 1718 or THEA 1003
Major (LAS credits)
3 GSCI 2010 or 2020 or 2030 or 2040 or 2050
Major (LAS credits)
3
PRLS 4410: Bilingualism in the 21st Century
Major (PRLS Concentration)
4 PRLS 4415: Spanish Language Arts for the Bilingual Child
Major (PRLS Concentration)
4

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
CBSE 3206: Teaching Mathematics: Childhood Education
Major (requires 25 hours of fieldwork)
2 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CBSE 3207: Teaching Science: Childhood Education
Major (requires 25 hours of fieldwork)
2 CBSE 4321: Seminar and Comprehensive Student Teaching: Bilingual Education
Major (requires 300 hours of fieldwork)
6
MATH 1406: Mathematics in Education
Major (LAS credits) (includes Math Proficiency Exam)
2 PRLS Elective* 
Major (PRLS Concentration)
3
GSCI 3050: Natural Science in Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Major (LAS credits)
2    
PRLS 4430: Spanish for Prospective Bilingual Teachers and other Professionals
Major (PRLS Concentration)
3    
PRLS Elective*
Major (PRLS Concentration)
3    

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

81 Major Credits

  33 CBSE credits

  17 Liberal Arts and Science credits

  31 PRLS Concentration credits

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education Teacher
1205 Boylan Hall
June Perino, Senior Academic Advisor
Jperino@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
1205 Boylan Hall
Dr. María Pérez y González, Chairperson
mariapg@brooklyn.cuny.edu or PRLS@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Childhood Education Teacher Bilingual Extension major includes one course (CBSE 2001) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Childhood Education Bilingual only need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish which courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

This program is offered to selected students interested in teaching children in Spanish/English bilingual programs to qualify for teacher certification in Spanish/English bilingual education. Students must demonstrate proficiency in English and Spanish. For courses in Spanish, students should consult with the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies.

*Students must complete three PRLS Elective courses from the following: PRLS 1001, PRLS 2300, PRLS 2320, PRLS 3105, PRLS 3120, PRLS 3125, PRLS 3205, PRLS 3210, PRLS 3215, PRLS 3220, PRLS 3315W (same as AFST 3240 & CMLT 3623), PRLS 3320W, PRLS 3325, PRLS 4450, PRLS 4510, PRLS 4615, PRLS 4635, PRLS 4640, PRLS 4645.

Students must present a G.P.A. of at least 2.70 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and science courses for admission into the major. Each education course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students must present a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 overall and a G.P.A. of at least 3.00 in education courses prior to student teaching (CBSE 4321). Students must complete a concentration of at least 31 credits in Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Bilingual Extension. Each PRLS course must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

**Fingerprint clearance is required for all students enrolling in Education courses. Please read and follow the instructions posted on the Education Certification website at: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/certification/fingerprints.php.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisors on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education Teacher
1205 Boylan Hall
June Perino, Senior Academic Advisor
Jperino@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
1205 Boylan Hall
Dr. María Pérez y González, Chairperson
mariapg@brooklyn.cuny.edu or PRLS@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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