Childhood Education (A.A.)

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Children need dedicated teachers, helping them get a good start in their educational and social development. The role is especially vital as not all children have the support they need at home–teachers can truly make the difference in a child’s future success or failure.

The Childhood Education Program offers a liberal arts degree that prepares you 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.


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.


Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Childhood Education (pdf)


Requirements

Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

General Biology
Art in Education
3
ENG 391
World Literature I: From Homer to Dante
OR
3
ENG 392
World Literature II: From the Renaissance to Contemporary Times
2
XXX xxx
General Elective6
30
Total Curriculum Credits
60
Total Program Credits

 

Footnotes

  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 Department

199 Chambers Street, Room S-616
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274
teachereducation@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m