Bachelor Of Arts In Psychology With A Concentration In Education (130 Credits)
The Undergraduate Dual Education Concentration Program (ECP) is offered to NYSCAS students through Touro College's School of Education and Psychology. The ECP is for students who plan to pursue New York State teacher certification along with their bachelor's degree. Students who are interested in ECP should contact the Chair of Education at NYSCAS. Since education is not a major, students must also pursue a major in Psychology.
The ECP seeks to prepare elementary school teachers who have the knowledge and skills to create a productive learning environment in the classroom that reflects an understanding of New York State Learning Standards. ECP students are trained to monitor and assess student learning and address the special needs of students, including those from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, those from homes where English is not spoken, students with disabilities, as well as gifted and talented students.
ECP students may choose either of the following tracks:
a) Early Childhood, Birth-Grade 2; or
b) Childhood, Grades 1-6.
This is a dual program. Any student completing the ECP, whether on the Early Childhood or Childhood track, will meet the academic course requirements for New York State teacher certification in BOTH general education and special education.
Students who complete the Touro ECP successfully and who meet all current New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements will be able to apply for Initial New York State Teacher Certification.
Requirements for ECP Admission.Students must:
Students in the program must meet with an education advisor each semester before registering for any additional education or special education courses.
Core Requirements for Education Students:
Education concentration students must complete a modified core as follows:
(Please note that the Major/Concentration form in Education should be approved by the Education Department.)
Core Requirements (49-50 credits):
One of the following: 3-4
The following two Science courses with lab: 8
A language other than English** 6
Two courses in the same language, such as:
Approved Liberal Arts electives including (18-19 credits***):
Additional Liberal Arts electives 8-9
*If a student is exempt from College Math, he or she is required to take GSM 134, Pre-Calculus.
**Students who have passed a three-year New York State Regents examination in a foreign language are exempted from the six-credit ECP core language requirement, but must take six (6) elective credits to reach the 130 credit total.
***One-credit workshops or "topics" courses offered with any of the courses listed on pages 93-94 count as Liberal Arts.
General Education Core (both Early Childhood and Childhood Concentrations) (15 credits)
General Education and Special Education Specific Concentrations (26 credits each)
Students may choose either track - Early Childhood or Childhood as follows:
Early Childhood, Birth to Grade 2 (26 credits):
Childhood, Grade 1-6 (26 credits)
Students who concentrate in Education should choose Psychology as their major.
See below (22 credits):
PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR FOR EDUCATION STUDENTS
Requirements for major (25 credits):
Choose five electives: 15
The following Psychology courses are strongly recommended:
*If taken as part of the Education core, the student must select another elective.