Interdisciplinary Studies / Teacher Education 1-6 (BA)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 4901

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Course Descriptions
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Interdisciplinary Studies / Teacher Education 1-6 BA


Recommended Pathways courses: Students are strongly recommended to take the following Pathways courses as they provide the academic content needed for Elementary teachers who must prepare lessons linked to Common Core standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Creative Arts. The Context Specialty Test-Multi Subject exam, required for NYS licensure, will also include the content below.

English Composition
ENG125English Composition I: Introduction to College Writing 
ENG126English Composition II: Writing About Literature 
World Cultures & Global Issues
ENG200Understanding Literature 
Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning3-4 
MATH150Mathematics and its Applications 
MATH111Introduction to Statistics & Probability 
Life & Physical Sciences
BIO140Human Biology 
GEOL140Our Earth 
Scientific World
One course from ASTR, BIO, CHEM, EHS, GEO, or PHYS, other than a science discipline used to meet the Life & Physical Sciences requirement 
U.S. Experience in its Diversity
POL103Politics and Government in the United States 
Individual & Society
ECON102Introduction to Microeconomics 
Creative Expression
Choose one Speech Communications course 

Transfer students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies/Teacer Education 1-6 must complete these courses even if they have earned an Associate degree where all general education/Pathways requirements have been waived.


Interdisciplinary Major Courses


History, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences

Choose one: 
HIST201Beginnings of the American People 
HIST202The Emergence of Urban America 
HIST204Contemporary America 
Choose one 3-credit course from African History, Asian History, Caribbean History, Latin American History, or Women's History at the 300-level: 
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 
Choose one 200-level or above course from Anthropology, Black Studies, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology 
YD289Understanding Youth Culture in an Urban Context 

Literature, Art, Music, Theatre

Choose one course from United States Literature OR British Literature: 
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 
Choose one course from Literature from Diverse Cultures: 
ENG390Caribbean Literatures in English 
ENG391Topics in Global Literatures 
ENG392African-American Literature 
ENG395Women Writers 
Any World Literature course offered by the Department of Foreign Languages
Choose one: 
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 


MATH271Topics in Foundational Math I 
MATH272Topics in Foundational Math II 

Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar and Philosophy

IS400Senior Seminar 

Education Course Requirements

Premajor Block
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC280Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
Professional Sequence22 
EDUC268Teaching the Linguistically Diverse Student and Mainstream Classes 
EDUC283Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
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 
Progression into Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar
EDUC401Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Childhood Education, Grades 1-3 
EDUC402Capstone Clinical Experience & Seminar for Childhood Education, Grades 4-6