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The program is intended for students who are holding or who will hold an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts by the time they begin. Students will be admitted to SUNY Plattsburgh at the junior-year level, and attendance may be on a full-time or part-time basis. Enrollments are limited and students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 in order to be eligible to take the Professional Education courses.
Students will earn a SUNY Plattsburgh Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6).
All SUNY Plattsburgh courses will be held on the campus of Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, NY.
The childhood education program begins in the fall semester only. It is recommended that you apply for admission by early March.
Please visit SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions for instructions and application forms.
Notes: A minimum GPA of 2.75 in non-education courses is required in order to be admitted to the program.
In addition to fulfilling all degree requirements, students must also pass the three New York State Teacher Certification Exams by the end of the education program. Completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) is recommended by the first semester of the junior year. Completion of the Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills: Written (ATS-W) is recommended by the second semester of the junior year. Completion of the Multi-Subject CST is recommended by the first semester of the senior year.
Students admitted to the program who have not completed all general education and prerequisite courses may not be able to complete this program in four semesters. Students entering this program must complete the SUNY Plattsburgh General Education (GE4) requirements, a 30-32 credit hour concentration in one of the following liberal arts areas: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Mathematics, Music, Social Studies or Spanish, and all SUNY Plattsburgh degree requirements. The liberal arts concentrations generally require at least 9 credits of upper-division course work. Candidates who enter the program with the appropriate courses may declare a concentration in any of the registered liberal arts areas. Students who do not have the upper division requirements completed at the time of admission will be able to complete only the social studies concentration through the Extension Center Program.
Additional degree requirements are listed in the SUNY Plattsburgh catalog at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/academics/catalog
Please visit the childhood education program website for more information or contact:
Beth Tracy, Childhood Education Program Coordinator
Phone: (518) 792-5425 ext. 107
Fax: (518) 792-3868
SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at ACC
667 Bay Road, Suite 2B
Queensbury, NY 12804