Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)
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.
|General Education 23 Requirements
|30 credit hours 1
|24-30 credit hours (credits will vary when double dipped with IF and Distribution courses)
|Distribution Courses beyond IF
|9 credit hours
|Education Major Requirements (60 credit hours)
|CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
|SCHOOL AND SOCIETY
|INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
|EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
|INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY
|TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
|THE TEACHING OF READING AND THE OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
|TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CHILDHOOD SETTINGS
|TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS
|BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
|FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
|METHODS, MATERIALS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
|STUDENT TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH
|SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
|PRACTICUM IN ELEMENTARY TEACHING FOR EX ED & MIDDLE SCHOOL EX STUDENTS
|Total Credit Hours
Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Natural Science, Humanities, Global and Diversity) may overlap with required courses in the major which could significantly reduce the total number of credit hours required. Advisement is strongly encouraged.
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.