Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2) - Early Childhood Education Teacher/Special Education, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 MATH 1006: College Algebra for Precalculus
Major (LAS course; also fulfills Pathways required core/MQR)
3
Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15/16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ECAE 2003: Infancy and Early Childhood: Family and Community Relationships
Major
3 ECAE 3102: Development of Language and Literacy in Young Children: General and Special Education
Major
3
ECAE 2004: Early Childhood Education Foundations
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Flexible Core/Individual & Society)
3 ECAE 3103: Early Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers: General and Special Education
Major
2
HNSC 2170, ECAE 3001 or PRLS 4410b
Major (LAS course)
3/4 ECAE 3105: Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum: General and Special Education
Major
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 MATH 1401: Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint
Major (LAS course)
4
Concentration course 1
Major (Concentration)
3 Concentration course 2
Major (Concentration)
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 18 credits Credits Spring Classes - 18 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CASD 1114: Survey of Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders
Major (LAS course)
3 ECAE 3104: Literacy Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood: General and Special Education
Major
3
ECAE 3101: Social Studies in Early Childhood Education: General and Special Education
Major
3 ECAE 3108: Foundations of Pedagogy in Early Childhood Special Education
Major
3
Concentration course 3
Major (Concentration)
3 Concentration course 6
Major (Concentration)
3
Concentration course 4
Major (Concentration)
3 Concentration course 7
Major (Concentration)
3
Concentration course 5
Major (Concentration)
3 Concentration course 8
Major (Concentration)
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 18 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
ECAE 3106: Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years: General and Special Education
Major
2 ECAE 4001: Seminar and Comprehensive Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education
Major
9
ECAE 3107: Science Inquiry for Young Children: General and Special Education
Major
3 Concentration course 10
Major (Concentration)
3
GSCI 3050: Natural Science in Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Major (LAS course)
2    
MATH 1406: Mathematics in Education
Major (LAS course)
2    
ECAE 3109: Environments & Curriculum Adaptation for Young Learners with Special Needs
Major
3    
ECAE 4020: Seminar and Intensive Fieldwork in Early Childhood Special Education
Major
3    
Concentration course 9
Major (Concentration)
3    

Degree Details

36 Pathways Credits*

90  Major Credits

   43 ECAE Credits

   17 (MATH, PSYC, CASD, GSCI) credits

   30 Concentration Credits

126 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
2309 James Hall
Undergraduate Advisor: Christine Colthirst
ccolthirs@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Early Childhood major includes two courses (MATH 1006 and ECAE 2004) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Early Childhood only need to complete 36 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 what 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.

Students must complete a concentration of at least 30 credits in one of the following disciplines: American Studies, Anthropology & Archaeology, Art, Children's Studies, Classics, English, Environmental Studies, General Science, Health & Nutrition Sciences, History, Judaic Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies, Sociology, Theater, Women's & Gender Studies.

Students should consult with advisors from their concentration department regarding concentration requirements. Students must maintain an overall 2.8 GPA, as well as a GPA of 3.0 or higher in ECAE courses.

Fingerprint clearance is required for all students enrolling 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 advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
2309 James Hall
Undergraduate Advisor: Christine Colthirst
ccolthirs@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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