Elementary & Early Childhood Education Curriculum & Courses
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Early Childhood Education
The elementary education/early childhood education undergraduate degree is registered in New York and accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in elementary/early childhood education. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all education courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement.
Childhood studies majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the mathematics courses listed in the above table under Certification Requirements
Choose one concentration from among English, Math/Science/Technology (MST), and Social Studies. Within the concentration, take 30 credits of courses, as indicated below. Note that the courses include several of the requirements listed in the table above.
- Social Studies
If you wish to apply to this program please contact the St. Bonaventure University Admissions Office
at 1 (800) 462-5050 for admission materials.
For more information regarding elementary/early childhood education, please contact Dr. Nancy Casey, Chair
Plassmann Hall B48, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Leading to Dual Certification in
NY: Childhood Education, 1-6 & Early Childhood Education, B-2
This sequence illustrates how requirements can be met in a four-year program. Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable, but these must be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser. Click on any linked course to see its full title and description. A list of all education courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.
1.) Field Block courses must be taken together in the same semester. 2.) Field Blocks 1 and 2 must be completed prior to student teaching. 3.) No additional courses may be taken during student teaching semester.