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2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
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Early Childhood/Childhood Education Studies: A.S.

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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

  1. Identify and apply theory specific to Early Childhood/Childhood (Birth - 6th grade) education.
  2. Apply the knowledge base of theory to practice through field experiences.
  3. Exhibit the professional behaviors and ethical decision-making expected in the teaching profession.
  4. Identify the philosophical issues within the educational system and develop a personal philosophy of teaching.
  5. Identify concepts related to diversity, equity and inclusion within the educational setting.

CIP CODE: 24.0199


Program Supervisor

Lisa Strahley, Chairperson

Office: Tichener Hall, Room 210G

Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5029


First Year

Spring Semester (16-17 Credits)

  • Gen Ed Lab Science (preferred PHS 112 and 117) (4 Credits)
  • Unrestricted Elective (recommended ECE 190/190L) (3-4 Credits)

Second Year

Fall Semester (15-16 Credits)

  • Gen Ed World Languages (3-4 Credits)
  • Unrestrictive Elective (recommended ECE 120 Curriculum Development) (3 Credits)

Spring Semester (15-16 Credits)

  • Gen Ed World Languages (3-4 Credits)
  • Gen Ed US History (3 Credits)

Graduation Requirement: 62-64 Credits

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