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Program Majors

There are four majors to choose from for individuals who seek to work in schools:

Childhood Education (New York City & Westchester): This program is for students interested in elementary schools (grades 1-6). Childhood Education majors also complete a 30-credit concentration in Pace's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics on either campus. Candidates who are interested in a concentration in Spanish can do so on the New York campus only. Candidates will be involved in a rich variety of clinical field experiences throughout the program which culminates in a five-day student teaching internship during the spring semester of senior year. This course of study results in a Bachelor's of Science in Childhood Education and, upon completion of certification exams, will result in a single certification to teach children in elementary schools, grades 1-6, in New York State.

Early Childhood Education (New York City & Westchester): This program is for students interested in teaching young children in day care centers, preschools, and public schools (birth - grade 2). Early Childhood Education majors also complete a 30-credit concentration in Pace's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics on either campus. Candidates who are interested in a concentration in Spanish can do so on the New York campus only. Candidates will be involved in a rich variety of clinical field experiences throughout the program which culminates in a five-day student teaching internship during the spring semester of senior year. This course of study results in a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education and, upon completion of certification exams, will result in a single certification to teach young children, birth through grades 2, in New York State.

Early Childhood/Childhood Education (New York City & Westchester): This program is for students interested in teaching children in day care centers, preschools, and public schools (birth - grade 6). Early Childhood Education/Childhood Education majors also complete a 30-credit concentration in Pace's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics on either campus. Candidates who are interested in a concentration in Spanish can do so on the New York campus only. Candidates will be involved in a rich variety of clinical field experiences throughout the program which culminates in a five-day student teaching internship during the spring semester of senior year. This course of study results in a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and, upon completion of certification exams, will result in two certifications in both Early Childhood and Childhood Education allowing them to teach children, birth through grades 6 in New York state.

Adolescent Education (New York City & Westchester): This program is for students interested in teaching youth in secondary schools (high schools, junior high school, or middle schools, grades 7-12). Adolescent Education majors complete a concentration in Pace's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, or History on either campus. Candidates who are interested in teaching Spanish can complete their concentration courses on the New York campus only. Candidates will be involved in a rich variety of clinical field experiences throughout the program which culminates in a five-day student teaching internship during the semester of senior year. This course of study results in a Bachelor's of Science in Adolescent Education for the specific concentration area and, upon completion of certification exams, will result in a single certification to teach youth in secondary schools, grades 7-12, for that content area in New York state.