10 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. One history class (3 credits, AH requirement) may be added to this cluster. If you’ve taken Advanced Placement, College credit or IB credit in English then choose Childhood/Early Childhood Education FIG IV.
96123 LITR 100 Introduction to Literature 3 Cr. MWF at 2:00-2:50 p.m. Donahue, J.
Introduction to elements of literature through the study of its various forms: poetry, dramaand fiction. Practice in writing about literature and in techniques of close reading.Satisfies General Education FC requirement.
96125 MATH 101 Math for Elementary Education I: 3 Cr. MWF at 8:00-8:50 a.m. Madore, B.
Students learn about number systems and abstract and symbolic representations through problem-solving approach. Instead of traditional lecture, this course encourages students to learn through discovery. This course 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.
History Class 3 cr. TBA Satisfies General Education AH requirement.
96126 CHEM 125 Matter and Energy: 2 Cr. TuTh at 12:30-1:20 p.m. French, P.
94549 CHEM 125 Lab. 1 Cr. M 3:00-4:50 p.m. French, P.
Matter and Energy: Lecture (2) This lecture-lab course is designed for Early Childhood and Childhood Education majors. Matter and Energy is a physical science course which addresses the properties of matter, both physical and chemical, the various forms of energy and the interconnectedness of matter and energy. Laboratory required. Satisfies General Education SP and LB requirements.
95266 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar: 1 Cr. TH 2:2:50 p.m. Stewart, L.
The seminar is a one-hour-a week course developed specifically to give ambitious first year Education students an accelerated transition to SUNY Potsdam. Explore the purpose and value of higher education, learn the academic standards of the college, address social and academic transition issues, and discover campus programs, services and technologies of use to the Education major. Develop your own academic skills and learning strategies for success at SUNY Potsdam. Taught by an Education program adviser.