The undergraduate Early Childhood Education program prepares students for York state initial teacher certification in early childhood (Birth-grade 2). The early childhood program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with clinical experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy, multicultural education, and information technology are integrated throughout all aspects of this program. The program conforms to the standards and guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the New York State Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education.
For further information about the program, visit the program's Bulletin. As of Fall 2015, we will no longer be accepting new students into this B.A. program. Students are encouraged to explore the Dual Early Childhood and Childhood Education Program.