This is a program of study for candidates who have a liberal arts degree, but who do not meet the New York State requirements for Initial Certification in Childhood Education. Students who wish to add certification to teach English, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or social studies for grades 7-9 may do so by taking additional courses.
In addition, students must meet the following requirements (which may be satisfied at either the graduate or undergraduate level):
- 6 credits in each of the following areas: English, science, math, history; and
- one year of college-level study in a language other than English; and
- one course in the fine arts