Programs of Study

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education

Degree: AA  |  Graduation Requirements: 60 credits

Program Summary:

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Love kids? Start your teacher education studies with us and go on to become a teacher who inspires the next generation! Transfer and finish with a BA degree and teacher certification.

Students who complete this program earn an Associate in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) AA Degree, with a concentration in one of the following: Biology, Earth Science, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, or English.

Faculty in this program emphasize the importance of general education and are committed to excellence in teaching, as well as to the curricular and career advisement of students.

In accordance with the SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Template, this program is organized around three coordinated sets of courses:

  • General education courses, to provide students with a deep, rich liberal educational foundation in the arts and sciences
  • Major course concentrations, designed to prepare students to teach within the New York State Common Core Curriculum and also to help students become strong advocates for that discipline’s subject matter in their teaching career
  • An integrated core of pedagogical courses intended to provide students with a set of individualized experiences through field observation and hands-on cooperative learning, enabling them to develop effective understandings in each instructional area

The SUNY Sullivan


  • The Childhood Education program at SUNY Sullivan prepares future educators to understand teaching as a profession requiring continuous inquiry and self-reflection in order to respond constructively to the educational and related needs of their students.

  • Program offerings are continually evaluated and revised according to requirements at four-year institutions and the teacher- certification requirements in New York State in order to facilitate seamless student transfer to baccalaureate programs.

Composition I*
Fundamentals of Speech*
General Psychology
Childhood Art
Methods in Elementary Theater Education
Physical Fitness & Wellness
Summer Camp Leadership
Advanced First Aid and CPR
Composition II
Child Psychology
Elective U.S. History Course
Math for Elementary School Teachers**
Concentration Course By Advisement***
Foreign Language (Level I)
Elective by Advisement
Other World Civilization from approved list
Humanities Elective from approved Gen Ed list
Sociological & Philosophical Foundations of Education
Western Civilization Elective from approved list
Foreign Language (Level II) by Advisement
SCI Prefix Course with Lab from the approved list

* In order to receive full credit for Gen Ed 10, students must take both Composition I and Fundamentals of Speech.
** Student may need to take MAT 1005 Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite.
*** Liberal Arts concentration courses are: English, History, Biology, Earth Sciences, and Math.

NOTE: Students must meet a minimum of seven (7) General Education outcomes. See College Catalog for math competency requirement.


Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

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