Elementary Educators

9 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 (FW) in English.  Education advisors will assist you in choosing other required courses at orientation.

91593 COMP 101-F09 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.

92057 MATH 101-F09 Math for Elementary Education I 3 Cr. MWF 10-10:50 a.m. Madore, B.
Topics in foundations of mathematics include: problem solving strategies, abstract and symbolic representation, numeration and number systems, functions and use of variables. Satisfies one 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.

90644 FY 100-F09 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 4:30-5:45 p.m. Stewart, L.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students' transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.