Elite Elementary Educators
14 credits for 20 students. Coordinator: Lisa Stewart.
This First Year Interest Group (FIG) gives promising new teachers the foundation needed to succeed in SUNY Potsdam’s Childhood/Early Childhood Education program through an exploration of the various disciplines taught in a classroom. This FIG contains a First Year Success Seminar to assist students in becoming better acclimated to SUNY Potsdam and the services we provide. Students pursuing Childhood/Early Childhood Education should NOT choose this FIG if they anticipate receiving AP or college credit in English or American History. Education advisors will assist you in choosing other required courses at orientation.
91921 BIOL 125 Biological Concepts-LEC 2 Cr. MW 11-11:50 a.m. Conley, W.
90710 BIO 125 Biological Concepts-LAB 1 Cr. W 2-3:50 p.m. Conley, W.
Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory weekly. For students who are not science majors and plan to enter the teaching profession. The course provides students an in-depth understanding of the major themes and concepts of biology including cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, biodiversity, and ecology. The laboratory section activities are modified to include aspects of Native American culture as it intersects with the biological learning experience. Satisfies General Education SB and LB requirements.
91517 COMP 101 Writing and Critical Thinking 4 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45 p.m. plus one hour TBA. Berbrich, N.
Encourages development of writing, critical thinking and the use of information resources. Addresses how language permits communication, shapes thought and changes through time. Satisfies General Education FW requirement.
91923 HIST 121 US History and Geography 3 Cr. W 5:30-6:45 p.m. German, J.
This course is a comprehensive overview of American history and geography from pre-Columbian times to the present. It is designed to meet the needs of students in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Program. Satisfies General Education AH requirement.
91922 MATH 101 Math for Elementary Education I 3 Cr. MWF 10-10:50 a.m. Habermas, D.
Topics in foundations of mathematics include: problem solving strategies, abstract and symbolic representation, numeration and number systems, functions and use of variables. Satisfies on of the mathematics concentration requirements for the B.A. in Elementary Education. Not required for double majors in mathematics and elementary education. Prerequisite: three years of high school Regents level mathematics or permission. Satisfies General Education FM requirement.
90737 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. Tu 9:30-10:20 a.m. Stewart, L.
A one-credit course meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the FIG’s theme.