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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" The best elementary school teachers are those who take children through a world of discovery, and instill a lifelong love of learning. Our Childhood Education program gives you an excellent start on advanced studies, and your own rewarding journey.
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What You Will Learn:

You will learn about the foundations of education, child psychology, and health and safety awareness. This liberal arts program includes SUNY General Education requirements and coursework in a pre-determined major.
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What It Is Like:

This degree program is interesting, challenging and engaging - just like the teacher you are studying to become. The program reinforces your coursework with 30 hours of guided field observation.
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Where It Can Take You:

Upon successful completion of this teacher education transfer degree, you can go on to a four-year program for study towards a bachelor's degree and initial NYS certification in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6.
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This degree program has transfer agreements with the colleges listed below. This means you can start your degree here and finish it there without losing credits.

  • Buffalo State
  • Empire State College
  • Hartwick College
  • Houghton College
  • SUNY Oswego

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"I had a real academic advantage when I transferred to SUNY Geneseo." ~Kara R.