Program Description

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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood and Childhood Education Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of historical, sociological, and philosophical developments in American education research and theory.
  2. Apply observational skills and reflective practice to assess child development in appropriate learning environments for all children.
  3. Effectively communicate and demonstrate knowledge and skills that support effective partnerships in schools, with families and in communities.
  4. 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.

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Curriculum Coordinators: Dr. S. Powers

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