Requirements for the Elementary/Childhood Education Track

This program prepares students for New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).

Note: If you wish to fulfill a requirement with a course not listed below, please fill out the Petition to Count a Course for an Education Requirement.

Urban Teaching - Elementary/Childhood Track Requirements
A Education Foundations
(1 course)
EDUC BC 1510 FA Educational Foundations

(1 Course)

Not including Introduction to Psychology

PSYC BC 1107 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC BC 1129 Developmental Psychology
PSYC BC 2134 Educational Psychology
PSYC UN 1420 Human Behavior
PSYC UN 1440 Learning and Motivation

Pedagogical Core
(5 required courses)

EDUC BC 3025 FA             Inclusive Approaches to K-12 Literacy: Theory and Practice
EDUC BC 3053 SP Multicultural Elementary Pedagogy
EDUC BC 3063 Elementary Student Teaching in Urban Schools
EDUC BC 3064 Critical Inquiry in Urban Teaching
EDUC BC 3061 Performance Assessment of Teaching
D Pedagogical Elective
(1 course)
EDUC BC 3050 SP Science in the City I
EDUC BC 3052 FA Math and the City
EDUC BC 3055 SP Arts and Humanities in the City
EDUC BC 3058 FA Science in the City II
E Liberal Arts and Sciences Visit Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements on our website for more information.
F Clinical Experiences Visit Clinical Experiences for Urban Teaching Students on our website for more information.
NOTE:  Courses taken for the Urban Teaching minor/special concentration may not be counted for the major or another minor/special concentration. For example, a student majoring in Sociology and including Sociology of Education for the major would enroll in another Educational Foundations course to complete the Urban Teaching requirements.