The Early Childhood/Childhood Education Studies A.S. degree is designed to prepare students seeking NYS certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, or Early Childhood/childhood (dual degree) Education degrees for transfer into Teacher Education Bachelor’s Degree programs. The intent is to allow students with clear academic and/or career goals in teaching to structure their associate degree program for transfer as juniors to four-year colleges and institutions. SUNY Broome provides the general education courses as well as core courses needed for a major, concentration or minor required for Early Childhood and Childhood Education teacher certificates.
Program Learning Outcomes
Identify and apply theory specific to Early Childhood/Childhood (Birth - 6th grade) education.
Apply the knowledge base of theory to practice through field experiences.
Exhibit the professional behaviors and ethical decision-making expected in the teaching profession.
Identify the philosophical issues within the educational system and develop a personal philosophy of teaching.
Identify concepts related to diversity, equity and inclusion within the educational setting.