Interdisciplinary Studies / Teacher Education 1-6 (BA)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
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Course Descriptions
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Interdisciplinary Studies / Teacher Education 1-6 BA


I. Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements


A. History, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences

1. Choose one from the following: 
HIST201Beginnings of the American People 
HIST202The Emergence of Urban America 
HIST204Contemporary America 
2. Choose one from the following: 
HIST353Modern China 
HIST354Modern Japan 
HIST359Contemporary China and Japan 
HIST367Colonial Latin America 
HIST368Latin America Since 1825 
HIST374Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade 
HIST375Decolonization in West Africa 
HIST376West Africa Since Independence 
HIST400Seminar in History 
HIST490Senior Research in History 
3. Choose one from the following: 
YD289Understanding Youth Culture in an Urban Context 
One course from Anthropology, Black Studies, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology at the 200-level or above 

B. Literature, Art, Music, Theatre

1. United States Literature and British Literature 
Choose one from the following: 
ENG240Literary Traditions in the U.S. 
ENG350American Voices and Visions I 
ENG351American Romanticism 
ENG352American Voices and Visions II 
ENG353Nineteenth-Century American Literature 
ENG355Twentieth-Century American Literature 
ENG357The Literature of the Harlem Renaissance 
ENG318Shakespeare: The Major Works 
ENG328Medieval and Renaissance Literature 
ENG333Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature 
ENG343The Romantic Period in England 
ENG344Victorian Literature 
ENG345Twentieth-Century British Literature 
2. Literature from Diverse Cultures 
Choose one from the following: 
ENG390Caribbean Literatures in English 
ENG391Topics in Global Literatures 
ENG392African-American Literature 
ENG395Women Writers 
Any World Literature course offered by the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities
3. Performing and Fine Arts 
Choose one from the following: 
FA101Visual Elements: 2-Dimensional 
FA102Visual Elements: 3-Dimensional 
FA105Introduction to Fine Arts: Caves to Cathedrals 
FA106Introduction to Fine Arts: Cathedrals to Contemporary 
MUS101Introduction to Music 
TA110Introduction to the Theatre 

C. Mathematics

MATH271Topics in Foundational Math I 
MATH272Topics in Foundational Math II 

D. Writing

WRIT301Research and Writing for the Major 

E. Philosophy


F. Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar and Philosophy

IS400Senior Seminar 

II. Teacher Education Requirements


A. Required Core Curriculum Courses

One Foreign Language course 
Life and Physical Sciences 
BIO140Human Biology 
EHS140Environmental Management 
GEOL140Our Earth 
PHYS140The Physical Universe 

B. Support Courses

ENG126English Composition II: Writing About Literature 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC280Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 

C. Professional Sequence

EDUC268Teaching the Linguistically Diverse Student and Mainstream Classes 
EDUC283Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms 
EDUC285Introduction to Special Education 
EDUC323Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC369Early Language & Literacy for English Only and English Language Learners (EO's & ELLs) (WI) 
EDUC370Content Area Literacy Instruction For Mainstream English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs), Grades 2-6 
EDUC390Elementary Curriculum & Methods I: Learning Goals and Assessments Across Curriculum 
EDUC392Elementary Curriculum & Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Management Across Curriculum 

D. Student Teaching

EDUC401Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Childhood Education, Grades 1-3 
EDUC402Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Childhood Education, Grades 4-6 
Credit Totals 
Total Program credits84 
Total Core Curriculum credits30 
Total free elective credits
Total credits for the BA in Childhood Education/Interdisciplinary Studies120 


  1. Courses taken to fulfill Required Core or Flexible Core curriculum requirements may not be used to fulfill Interdisciplinary Studies program requirements.
  2. MATH 271 fulfills an Interdisciplinary Studies and Teacher Education requirement. Credits for the course are included in the Interdisciplinary Studies credit subtotal.
  3. Students who have already completed WRIT 302, WRIT 303, or WRIT 304 may substitute that course for WRIT 301.
  4. EDUC 369 or IS 400 may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.
  5. Foreign Language is a NYS requirement and may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Foreign Language requirement. Students may be required to take a second Foreign Language course to complete the Core requirement.
  6. BIO 140 or EHS 140 or GEOL 140 or PHYS 140 also fulfill the Required Core: Life and Physical Science requirement. A science course with laboratory component is a NYS requirement.
  7. Students won't be allowed to continue to take courses in Professional Sequence without a GPA of 3.0 in the Support Courses block.
  8. ENG 126 also fulfills the Required Core: English Composition requirement.

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