Childhood Education (A.A.)

The Childhood Education Program offers a liberal arts degree that prepares students to continue in a teacher education program at a senior college in order to become certified in Childhood Education (first through sixth grades). The program is designed for a seamless transfer to the teacher education program at City College.


Students in the Childhood Education Programs will need to continue their academic work at a senior college after completing their Associate degree at BMCC to obtain a bachelors degree along with other state requirements to become a certified teacher.  At BMCC, there are two majors in the Childhood Education Programs, the EDU Major (1-6th grade elementary education) and the EDB Major (1-6th grade elementary education with a Bilingual Education extension).

Transfer Options

After meeting BMCC/CCNY requirements (minimum of 2.5 GPA, completion of all courses in the curriculum with grades of C or above, an interview with City College School of Education faculty, and a passing score on the LAST or City College SEAT), students in this jointly registered program are accepted at the School of Education at City College where they can complete the Bachelors of Science in Education and apply for initial teaching certification for first through sixth grades. In addition to meeting general education requirements for education majors at the four-year college level, the Childhood Education program offers transferable courses in education. Students will participate in classrooms for elementary school-age children as part of their coursework.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

General Biology
Art in Education
ENG 391
World Literature I: From Homer to Dante
ENG 392
World Literature II: From the Renaissance to Contemporary Times
XXX xxx
General Elective6
Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits



  1. Students are advised to take MAT214.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  3. Students are advised to take SPE 100 and another appropriate Creative Expression course.
  4. Students are advised to take a Modern Language course.
  5. Students are advised to take PSY 100.
  6. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Teacher Education Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room S-616
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m