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Early Childhood & Childhood Education

Program Entrance Requirements (effective Fall 2013)

  • At least 30 college credits
  • Overall GPA at least 2.75
  • Grades of "B" or better in Composition I & II
  • 20-minute on-site writing sample (to be evaluated by Elementary Education faculty for appropriate English grammar and usage)
  • 30 hours of pre-program fieldwork (paid or volunteer work with children in schools, camps, daycare centers, child/family agencies; coaching; tutoring; classroom observations; etc.)
  • Fingerprinting Clearance noted on NYS TEACH Account (waived as an entrance requirement for students who will take EED370 at New Paltz)