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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

B.A. in Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Joint Childhood/Early Childhood Education Program (B.A. degree) with Jefferson Community College

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in childhood/early childhood education in Watertown, thanks to an expanded partnership between SUNY Potsdam and Jefferson Community College!
  • Successful students are recommended to New York State for certification in both early childhood (birth to Grade 2) and childhood education (Grades 1 through 6).
  • One specialization area is required (English and history are recommended).
  • All regular coursework is offered in Watertown! Students only need to come to the Potsdam campus for one upper-level student teaching seminar.
  • Student teaching placements available throughout Jefferson and Lewis counties.
  • Bachelor’s graduates can then pursue SUNY Potsdam graduate education programs offered in Watertown, including master’s degrees and an advanced certificate:

For course equivalency tables and details on the program, please visit the joint degree page on the JCC website.


“I really enjoyed the classes that I took at SUNY Potsdam. They really help the individual see how they want to be a teacher, and provide the opportunities to further that passion for teaching. I’m going to be grateful for the rest of my life!” SUNY Potsdam Alumna Elizabeth Hudson