2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Study, B.A. (SJNY Long Island)

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Child Study Major

 Required for initial certification in Early Childhood (birth-grade 2), Childhood (grades 1-6), Students with Disabilities: Early Childhood (birth-grade 2), and Students with Disabilities: Childhood (grades 1-6).


CS 100 and 200 level courses are prerequisites for CS 300-level courses; CS 300-level courses are prerequisites for CS 400-level courses.

Area of Concentration

Majors must take a concentration of 30 credits in one of the following areas:

Core Curriculum:

All Child Study majors will take the following courses:

  • SJC 100 or SJC 200
  • 2 Quest for Meaning courses
    • English Literature
    • Religious Studies/Philosophy
  • 2 Global Perspective courses
    • 1 year of College Level Foreign Language - (2 courses)
  • 4 Human Expression courses
    • SPC 102
    • SPC 224
    • Art History
    • Music History
  • 3 Self and Society courses
    • American History
    • World History
    • New York State History
  • 4 Mathematical, Physical and Natural World courses
    • 2 non-computer math courses
    • 2 science courses - at least one with a Lab
  • 1 Writing for Effective Communication Course
    • ENG 103


Student Teaching

To be eligible for student teaching in senior year, majors must receive approval from the Child Study Recommendations Committee. The Committee determines whether the student has demonstrated (a) the personal and professional qualities necessary for teaching, (b) good communication skills (written and oral), and (c) a cumulative average and an average in the Child Study courses of 2.8 or higher. A student may appeal in writing the Recommendation Committee’s decision. Application forms for student teaching for CS 414  and CS 424  must be submitted to the Coordinators of Field Placement within one week of the Application Seminar, which is held on or about October 15th and March 15th. A fee of $25 will be charged for applications received after these dates. Students are required to submit a resume with the student teaching application. Majors should plan their programs so that a maximum of 12 to 14 credits will be taken in student teaching semesters to enable them to commit themselves to teaching responsibilities.

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