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Childhood/Early Childhood Education

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I will learn."

- Benjamin Franklin

We believe that by allowing students to explore and think outside the box they will become teachers that will change lives.

This combined major is designed to allow students to earn an undergraduate degree leading to Initial certification for Childhood/Early Childhood levels (Birth - Grade 6).

Additional Information

  • Professional Assessment Benchmarks/Gates
  • Professional Disposition Framework
    Students in professional education certification programs are expected to demonstrate values and attitudes that are consistent with the highest professional standards. Students must continuously demonstrate these qualities in concrete ways in their interactions with their peers, with college faculty, with personnel in the cooperating schools, and especially with school students.
  • Block Applications
    Block I and II applications are only available during specific time periods each semester. Eligible Childhood/Early Childhood Education students are informed in advance.

"My time at SUNY Potsdam was remarkable. Not only did I learn to be an engaging educator, but I also developed life long friendships with my peers and instructors. Classes were informative and classroom discussions were encouraged. I made memories here that I know I will always value deeply."

~Tyler Brown