Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
HEGIS Code - 5649, CIP Code - 24.0101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: EDCS-AA

     This program, which is jointly registered with St. Joseph's College, prepares students for careers in early childhood, childhood, early childhood special education and childhood special education. Students who complete the A.A. degree at Suffolk County Community College are assured seamless transfer to St. Joseph's College for the baccalaureate degree program. However, students can also transfer to other New York State public and private four-year colleges to attain the baccalaureate degree and teacher certification.

     The Education (Child Study) curriculum at Suffolk offers a strong liberal arts foundation, while including courses specifically related to pedagogy. New York State teacher certification standards will be met through upper-level coursework at St. Joseph's College, including supervised student teaching. Successful completion of the full program will qualify students for Initial Certification in the following four areas:

  • Early Childhood (birth to second grade)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (birth to second grade)
  • Childhood (grades one through six)
  • Childhood Special Education (grades one through six)
Admission Procedures and Requirements

     Admission to the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study) Emphasis for entering students requires a Regents Diploma and a minimum high school average of 80. Continuing students who wish to be admitted to the program must have completed ENG101, a mathematics or laboratory science course, and PSY101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better.

     Graduates of the A.A. program at Suffolk will be required to have a 2.80 GPA to matriculate in the Child Study program at St. Joseph's College.

Program at Suffolk County Community College
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-17 credits Credits
  COL101: College Seminar 1
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
  PSY101: Introduction to Psychology 3
** Restricted Visual Arts Elective 3

SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105: Public Speaking
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
* Foreign Language Sequence 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1
  PSY203: Child Psychology 3

THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 credits Credits
  HIS103: Foundations of American History
or HIS104: Modern American History
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Restricted Music Elective 3
*** Restricted Philosophy Elective 3
  PSY213: The Exceptional Child 3

FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
Course in Area of Concentration 3
  EDU201: Introduction to Education 3
  HIS101: Western Civilization I
or HIS102: Western Civilization II
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  POL103: State and Local Politics and Government 3

* Students are required to complete two semesters of a foreign language in sequence based on completion of prerequisite or fulfillment of equivalent high school placement requirements, as follows: Elementary I / Elementary II or Elementary II / Intermediate I or Intermediate I / Intermediate II or Intermediate II / any advanced-level course, or ASL101 and ASL105.
** To be selected from ART101, ART111, ART112, ART113, ART114, ART124 or ART130.
*** To be selected from PHL101, PHL104, PHL107, PHL111, PHL202 or PHL293.
To be selected from MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS117.
Child Study majors at S. Joseph's College are required to take 30 credits in an academic area of concentration, which include art, English, fine arts, geography, history, human relations, mathematics, mathematics and computer science, music, political science, psychology, science, social science, sociology, Spanish, speech communication, or another area with departmental approval. Students should confer with a counselor or advisor regarding the list of SCCC courses that will satisfy this requirement.
No mathematics special topics courses.
B.A Program of St. Joseph's College
FIFTH SEMESTER: 16 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS301: Literacy and Language in the Primary Grades 3
  CS308: Education for Preschool and Kindergarten Years 3
  CS324: Special Education: Curriculum, Methods, Materials 1 3
  SPC224: Children's Literature and Oral Expression 3
  SJC200: Transfer Seminar 1
SIXTH SEMESTER: 18 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS302: Literacy and Language in the Intermediate Grades 3
  CS309: Mathematics/Science in the Elementary School 3
  CS321: Psychoeducational Assessment 3
  CS325: Special Education: Curriculum, Methods, Materials 2 3
SEVENTH SEMESTER: 15 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS352: Classroom Management 1
  CS414: Supervised Student Teaching - Elementary School 5
EIGHTH SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  Course in area of concentration 3
  CS402: Research in Special Education 3
  CS424: Special Education Practicum 5
Credits Required at St. Joseph's College 66
Credits Required at Suffolk County Community College 64-67
Total Credits Required to Complete the Joint Program 130-132 ¹
  ¹ The total credits required would likely be reduced, the amount depending on the student's choice of area of concentration. Some courses taken as part of the Liberal Arts Education (Child Study) Emphasis at Suffolk County Community College would likely count as courses taken in the area of concentration.
  All students are required to pass the LAST and ATS-W, the Certificate for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, and be fingerprinted as required by New York State. Students must also take the content test in their major field. 128 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph's College.