Childhood Education Academic Advising

The Childhood Education Academic Advising Office serves undergraduate students in the early childhood/childhood education B-6 program.   

Students are encouraged to meet with the Childhood Education adviser by the end of their freshman year, or as soon as they know they want to enter the program, as it is highly structured and sequenced.  Entrance requirements include a 3.0 or better GPA, independent fieldwork, and a writing sample.  All early childhood/childhood education B-6 students also have an academic concentration, or major.  Faculty from the academic major department advise students on coursework in that discipline.

The Childhood Education Academic Advising Office maintains advising records which include transfer credit evaluation, independent fieldwork documentation, and fingerprint clearance. The office is also a resource for fieldwork information, certification workshops and exams, and childhood education program planning.

GETTING STARTED

Entrance requirements

On-site writing sample

Independent Pre-program Fieldwork Form

Fingerprint Clearance

 

Academic Concentrations (majors)

Suggested Courses for First-Year Students

8-semester plans

Transferring credits to New Paltz

 

FOR CURRENT B-6 STUDENTS

Curriculum plan of study (education courses/prerequisites and policies)

Study Abroad

Child Abuse, SAVE & DASA workshops

Fieldwork

Advising Worksheet (complete and bring to advising appointments)

 

TEACHER CANDIDATE INFORMATION

NYS certification exams for B-6 candidates (summary)

NYS certification exam registration

edTPA (See the Blackboard edTPA Candidates community)

Student teaching (Also see the Blackboard Student Teachers community)

SUTEC (SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center)

 

OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES

Academic Advising Center

Career Resource Center

Graduate School at New Paltz

 

CONTACT US

Joanna Schroer, M.A.
Academic Adviser, Early Childhood/Childhood Education B-6 Program
schroerj@newpaltz.edu


Old Main Building, Room B122 (lower level, near Studley Theatre)
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY  12561
845-257-2807
FAX: 845-257-3575