Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 Social Studies and 7-9, B.S.)
To be considered for admission to the Childhood Education with Social Studies Extension major (CSS), 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 CSS are available in Bacon 302. Acceptance into the department enables students to proceed through the curricular courses of their selected major.
Childhood with Social Studies 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 social studies 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).
Social studies extension majors also complete a 30-credit-hour concentration in social studies as outlined in the elementary education handbook, available in Bacon 302 and on 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, social studies extension majors take SSE 303 in the semester prior to student teaching. See the social studies education department for seat availability and orientation.
|Intellectual Foundations Requirements|
|30 credit hours 1||30|
|Social Studies Concentration|
|30 credit hours||30|
|Distribution Courses beyond IF|
|9 credit hours||9|
|Total Required Credit Hours in Education Major Requirements (57 credit hours)|
|SPF 202||CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION||3|
|SPF 203||SCHOOL AND SOCIETY||3|
|EDU 201||INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION||3|
|SPF 302||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION||3|
|EDU 211||INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY||3|
|EDU 310||TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||3|
|EDU 311||THE TEACHING OF READING AND THE OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||6|
|EDU 313||TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CHILDHOOD SETTINGS||3|
|EDU 316||TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS||6|
|EXE 362||BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT||3|
|EXE 371||FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES||3|
|SSE 303||METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES||3|
|SSE 409||STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL||6|
|EDU 402||SEMINAR IN EDUCATION||1-3|
|EDU 404||PRACTICUM IN ELEMENTARY TEACHING FOR EX ED & MIDDLE SCHOOL EX STUDENTS||6|
|Total Credit Hours||126|
Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Western Civilization, Non-Western Civilization, Humanities, Natural Science, 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.