*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Childhood Education Teacher Bilingual Extension major with Puerto Rican &
Latino Studies second major in lieu of PRLS Bilingual extension concentration includes three courses (CBSE 2001, PRLS 1001, and PRLS 3203) that also satisfy Pathways
requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Childhood Education Bilingual and Puerto Rican & Latino Studies only need to complete 33 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 seek counseling in the
Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies.
*The Puerto Rican and Latino Studies major requires that students complete one 4-credit writing intensive course within the categories Literature, Culture and the
Arts [PRLS 3315W] or History, Policy and Society [PRLS 3320W].
Students entering Childhood Education Teacher Bilingual Extension major 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). Also, each Puerto Rican & Latino Studies major course
must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
**Fingerprint clearance is required for all students enrolling in Education courses. Please follow the instructions posted on the Education Certification website
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.