Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Childhood Education with English Extension major (CEN), students must have an 85% High School average or a cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as submitted Act or SAT scores as part of the application process.

For students currently enrolled at Buffalo State, an acceptable application to the department includes evidence that the above requirements have been met.  Applications to CEN are available in Bacon 302. Acceptance into the department enables students to proceed through the curricular courses of their selected major.

Childhood with English extension education majors must complete one year of college-level study of one language other than English. Typically, two years of high school study of one language is equivalent to one year of college-level work.

Childhood education with English extension majors must also complete a distribution requirement of at least 6 credit hours in each of the following areas: mathematics, science, social studies, and English (not including CWP 101 and CWP 102).

English Extension Majors also complete a 30-credit-hour concentration in English as outlined in the elementary education handbook, available in Bacon 302 and the college website.

Many of the courses in our professional sequence are taught in authentic settings for clinically-rich mentored experiences. As a result, the teacher candidates will have observation, tutoring, and teaching experiences in a variety of placements in our Professional Development Schools Consortium. In addition, English Extension majors will take ENG 463 in the semester prior to student teaching. See the English department for details about course availability and orientations.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
30 credit hours 130
English Concentration
24-30 credit hours (credits will vary when double dipped with IF and Distribution courses)24-30
Distribution Courses beyond IF
9 credit hours9
Education Major Requirements (60 credit hours)
SPF 202CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION3
SPF 203SCHOOL AND SOCIETY3
EDU 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
SPF 302EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION3
EDU 211INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY3
EDU 310TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
EDU 311THE TEACHING OF READING AND THE OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL6
EDU 313TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CHILDHOOD SETTINGS3
EDU 316TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS6
EXE 362BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT3
EXE 371FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES3
ENG 463METHODS, MATERIALS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH6
ENG 464STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH6
EDU 402SEMINAR IN EDUCATION1-3
EDU 404PRACTICUM IN ELEMENTARY TEACHING FOR EX ED & MIDDLE SCHOOL EX STUDENTS6
Total Credit Hours123-129

The total number of required hours will vary with course selection. Students should refer to the Elementary Education Handbook and an academic adviser for more detailed information.