Childhood Education, Grades 1-6

If you choose to study childhood education (grades 1-6), you’ll take core education courses and courses in your choice of concentration in English, history, mathematics, science and technology, social sciences, or Spanish. Your education coursework will focus on:

  • The nature of child development and factors that influence motivation and learning

  • Classroom organization and management
  • Evidence-based instructional methods that promote problem solving and critical thinking
  • Use of assessment data to adjust instruction to promote student learning
  • Content-specific methods to teach literacy, math, social studies, and science taught by content specialists
  • Methods for collaboration with parents, colleagues, and the community
  • Use of self evaluation for professional growth


When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to obtain New York State certification as a classroom teacher (grades 1-6).