Elementary Educators

16 credits for 24 students. Coordinator: L. 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.

94837 BIOL 125-F09 Biological Concepts-LEC 2 Cr. MW 11-11:50am Conley, W.
94751 BIOL 125-F09 Biological Concepts-LAB 1 Cr. W 1-2:50pm Conley, W.

This course is designed for students who are not science majors and plan to enter the teaching profession. There is an accompanying laboratory (see below), which is required. The course is designed to provide students an in depth understanding of the major themes and concepts of biology including cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, biodiversity, and ecology. Satisfies General Education SB, LB requirement.

94444 COMP 101-F09 Writing and Critical Thinking 4 Cr. TuTh 8-9:15am 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. Plus one hour TBA.

94854 EDUC 195C-F09 @Applications in U.S. History 1 Cr. TuTh 2-3:15pm Rossi-Fries, C.
94630 HIST 121-F09 U.S. History and Geography 3 Cr. MW 12-12:50pm & F 1-1:50pm McIntyre, S.

This hybrid 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 Education Program. Satisfies General Education AH requirement.

94836 MATH 101-F09 Math for Elementary Education I 3 Cr. MWF 10-10:50am 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.

93588 FY 100-F09 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 4:30-5:45pm 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