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Requirements

Education

 

Childhood Education Program (To Teach Grades 1-6)

This program leads to New York State Initial Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1- 6). In addition to the liberal arts major, students must complete a total of 26-28 credits as follows:

Pedagogical Core (Education Program):

EDUC BC 2052y Seminar in Elementary Multicultural Pedagogy
EDUC BC 2055y, sec 1 Urban School Practicum
EDUC BC 3063x,y Student Teaching in Urban Schools
EDUC BC 3064x,y Senior Seminar on Issues in Urban Teaching

Educational Foundations: (One course chosen from among):

PHIL V 2100 Philosophy of Education
SOCI V 3225y Sociology of Education
EDUC BC 2032x Contemporary Issues in Education
HIST BC 4542x Education in American History
ECON BC 3012x Economics of Education

Psychology: One course (in addition to PSYC BC 1001x,y Introduction to Psychology) chosen from among:

PSYC BC 1105x Psychology of Learning with Lab
PSYC BC 1107x Psychology of Learning
PSYC BC 1113y Cognitive Psychology with Lab
PSYC BC 1115y Cognitive Psychology
PSYC BC 1127x,y Developmental Psychology with Lab
PSYC BC 1129x,y Developmental Psychology
PSYC BC 2134x Educational Psychology
*PSYC W 1420 Human Behavior
*PSYC W 1440 Learning and Motivation
*PSYC W 2220x Cognition: Memory and Stress
*PSYC W 2280y  Intro to Developmental Psychology

*Courses offered at Columbia

A third course selected from either of the two categories above.

Note: Senior year student teaching may conflict with other opportunities at Barnard (e.g., PSYC BC 3465x, BC 3466y, assisting at the Center for Toddler Development). Students with these interests should arrange their schedules accordingly.

Education Electives:

Open to all education students. One course may be counted as a second Foundations course for Childhood Education Program only.

EDUC BC 3050x Science in the City 
EDUC BC 3052y Math in the City

Adolescence Education Program (To Teach Grades 7-12)

This program leads to the New York State Initial Certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) in the fields of English, Foreign and Ancient Languages, Mathematics, the Sciences, and Social Studies. Students must complete a total of 23-26 credits from the following course of study:

Pedagogical Core (Education Program):

EDUC BC 2052y Seminar in Secondary Multicultural Pedagogy
EDUC BC 2055y, sec 2 Urban School Practicum
EDUC BC 3063x,y Student Teaching in Urban Schools
EDUC BC 3064x,y Senior Seminar on Issues in Urban Teaching

Educational Foundations:

One course chosen from among the foundations courses listed under the Childhood Education Program.

Psychology:

One course (in addition to PSYC BC 1001x,y Introduction to Psychology) chosen from among the psychology courses listed under the Childhood Education Program, or PSYC BC 3382 Adolescent Psychology.

Students seeking certification in Adolescence Education must also complete 36 credits in the content area for which they seek certification.

English:  

A total of 36 credit hours of English

Foreign Languages:

A total of 36 credit hours in French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish

Mathematics:

A total of 36 credit hours of Mathematics

Science: 

A total of 36 credit hours in sciences including a minimum of 18 credits of  collegiate-level study in the science or each of the sciences for which certification is sought:  Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth Science. Please note that some applied science courses will not be accepted.

Social Studies:

A total of 36 credit hours, including 6 credits of American History; 6 credits of European or World History; 3 credits of Afircan/Asian/Latin American/Middle Eastern Studies; and any other distribution to make 36 credits, chosen from credits in History, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and Economics.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Certification is based on demonstrated quality in fieldwork and academic coursework, requisite hours of practice in the field, completing sessions on state-mandated topics, fingerprinting, and passing three New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE). Students fulfill 100 hours of pre-student teaching fieldwork experience (60 hours in practicum plus 40 hours of independent fieldwork), and complete 200 hours of student teaching (100 hours of teaching plus 100 hours of observation at two grade levels within the certification age range). Students are required to complete sessions in Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse, Prevention of School Violence, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, and Inclusion of Students with Special Needs. Graduates of the Education Program have a 100 percent pass rate on the NYSTCE.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EDUCATION MINOR (Barnard) or

SPECIAL CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATION  (Columbia)

Option 1: Minor in Urban Teaching/Special Concentration in Urban Teaching: This minor requires a minimum of six courses: EDUC BC 3063x,y, EDUC BC 3064x,y, the methods and practicum courses, and two others from the foundations, psychology, and elective courses listed above. The last two courses cannot be counted towards the major. A student who majors in Psychology and also wishes to minor in Education must take nine (not the required eight) Psychology course.

Option 2: Minor in Educational Studies/Special Concentration in Urban Studies: This minor requires a minimum of six courses: EDUC BC 2032x/y, EDUC BC 2055 Urban School Practicum; one Education course with an attached placement in urban schools and classrooms from EDUC BC 3050x Science in the City, EDUC BC 3052y Math and the City; two courses with specific focus on education from among SOC3325, ECON BC 3012, Phil V 2100y, Psych BC 2134, and Psych BC 3382y; one course (to be approved by Education advisor) where students are able to apply course content to issues facing schooling in the US and/or the experiences of children and young people in school and community settings.

URBAN STUDIES SPECIALIZATION IN EDUCATION

EDUC BC 2032x Contemporary Issues in Education
PSYC BC 2134x Educational Psychology OR
PSYC BC 3382y Adolescent Psychology
ECON BC 3012x Economics of Education
EDUC BC 2052y Seminar in Elementary Multicultural Pedagogy OR
EDUC BC 2062y Seminar in Secondary Multicultural Pedagogy
EDUC BC 2055x,y Urban School Practicum

Note: Urban Studies majors who wish to persue certification should apply to the Education Program in the fall of their junior year. We encourage you to plan carefully if you wish to pursue this option.

Cooperating Schools for 2011-2012

Elementary

PS 75 Emily Dickinson School
PS 84 Lillian Weber School
PS 163 Alfred E. Smith School
PS 165 Robert E. Simon School
PS 333 Manhattan School for Children
Growing up Green Charter School (Q321)

Secondary

IS 93 Ridgewood
IS 195 Roberto Clemente
MS 250 West Side Collaborative
MS 331 The Bronx School of Science, Inquiry and Investigation
MS 362 Columbia Secondary School
MS 862 Mott Hall II
MS 284 Bronx High School of Law and Finance
MS 313 The James Baldwin School
MS 445 Bronx High School of Science
MS 447 Marble Hill High School for International Studies