Early Childhood/ Childhood Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Overview and Description of Program
The Early Childhood/ Childhood Education program at SUNY Fredonia prepares graduates
to become certified in New York State to teach children from Birth-Grade 6.
The Early Childhood/ Childhood Education program prepares candidates to assume the
role of the general education teacher with specific understanding of the unique needs
of children across this age range. They are prepared to link and apply knowledge of
child development content and teaching strategies to match children’s ways of learning.
Through a series of early field-based experiences, program candidates have multiple
opportunities to plan, instruct, reflect, and respond to learner needs - setting the
foundation for their future success in schools.
Admission and Program Requirements
Entering Fall 2014 and After:
Early Childhood/Childhood Education Program Advising Sheet
Entering Fall 2013-Spring 2014:
Early Childhood/ Childhood Education Program Advising Sheet
Entering Fall 2012 and After:
Concentration Advising Sheet