Dec 09, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) A.S. – Spanish Concentration


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Education
HEGIS: 5649
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Students are encouraged to apply early due to an extraordinary demand.

Program Description


The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education A.S. degree prepares students to become thoughtful and effective elementary school teachers in grades 1 through 6. Students will focus on understanding children through their strengths and interests in order to plan meaningful and relevant curriculum. They will consider the importance of collaborating and partnering with children and families to ensure that the classroom is fully engaging and inclusive. With a strong emphasis on the observation of children, students examine practices that best support children’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. Students will develop a personal philosophy of education that will incorporate the work of important theorists and researchers, as well as their own experiences. Seminar style classes ensure that all students in the program have the opportunity to participate thoughtfully in their college experience.

Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education A.S. program will receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts, which is the basis for continuing in the field of Education. Students are required to select a concentration in either ​Art, English, History, Math or Spanish. The program is based on the prescribed course of study universally recognized across the State University of New York to enable transfer to classroom teaching programs at baccalaureate campuses with New York State teacher certification authority. The curriculum is flexible, with classes offered during the day and evening.

Program Notes


Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Articulate pedagogical values rooted in a strengths-based perspective of children and families.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of how to advocate for and partner with children and families of diverse backgrounds. 
  3. Demonstrate understanding of education as a mechanism for social change.
  4. Demonstrate competency and broad foundational knowledge in the general education curriculum as required by Westchester Community College.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EDU 101   3  
HIS 119     3  
SPAN 106  or SPAN 201   3  
PSYCH 101   3  
ENG 101     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EDU 103   3  
SPAN 107  or SPAN 202   3  
PSYCH 109   3  
HIS 111  or HIS 112     3  
ENG 102     3  
Semester Total Credits     15

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EDU 200   3  
SPAN 203    3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective       3  
MATH 138     3  
BIOL 101       4  
COMM 101       3  
Semester Total Credits     19  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
EDU 202   3  
SPAN 204   3  
MATH 123     3  
ART 108  or ART 109       3  
HIS 101  or HIS 102     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 64

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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