Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood and Childhood Education Option
The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers, and business people, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded, individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school.
The Early Childhood and Childhood Education Option offers a greater degree of specialization. This degree program is for students who seek automatic transfer to a senior college in CUNY, upon graduation, to pursue a baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
- Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
- Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
- Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
- Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.
Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood and Childhood Education Option requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of historical, sociological, and philosophical developments in American education research and theory.
- Apply observational skills and reflective practice to assess child development in appropriate learning environments for all children.
- Effectively communicate and demonstrate knowledge and skills that support effective partnerships in schools, with families and in communities.
- Identify pedagogical techniques, multiple measures of assessment, appropriate technologies and classroom management strategies to meet the needs of all learners in early childhood and childhood learning environments.