Spring 2024 Update 
    Dec 07, 2023  
Spring 2024 Update

STEP Childhood Education

NYS Program Code: 23166 (B.S./M.A.), 23167 (B.A./M.A.)
HEGIS Code: 0801.00
CIP Code: 13.0101

Kogan, Esther
Associate Professor and Director, S.T.E.P.
Harvey Hall - Room 226
p - 516.877.3682
f - 516.877.4097
e - kogan@adelphi.edu

(Grades 1-6) (35 credits in Education)

To be taken in conjunction with a liberal arts major.

Students in the STEP childhood education sequence must major in one of the liberal arts and sciences and complete the University General Education requirements. Please note: All liberal arts majors with the exception of dance are acceptable majors.

Requirements for STEP Childhood Education

NYS Program Code: 23166 (B.S./M.A.), 23167 (B.A./M.A.)
HEGIS Code: 0801.00
CIP Code: 13.0101

Required GPA: 2.75 Cumulative, 3.00 in Education Courses
Undergraduate Credits Required to Earn B.S. or B.A.: 120
Graduate Credits Required to Earn M.A.: 33

(35 credits in Education)

Graduate Requirements (5th Year)

Additional Graduation Requirements

Additional Information

The Scholar Teacher Education Program (S.T.E.P.) is a unique, five-year, combined baccalaureate and master’s program for students preparing to teach at the childhood and adolescent levels. The first four years of S.T.E.P. allow for completion of the General Education requirements, a student-selected major in a liberal arts discipline and additional New York State requirements for certification. Course work and field experience at the undergraduate level lead directly into a full-time, field-based course of study on the graduate (fifth-year) level.

Courses during the fifth year are graduate-level courses. The fifth-year sequence requires active participation in schools including one semester of student teaching.

STEP Childhood Education B.A./M.A. Semester Sequence

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
EST (0836) 221 Childhood Development 3 or✓            
EST (0836) 304 Community, School & Society 3 or✓            
EST (0836) 305 Child w/Special Needs 3     or✓        
EST (0836) 307 Philosophy of Education 3     or✓        
EST (0836) 310 Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Childhood Education 3     or✓        
EST (0836) 402 Social Studies & Critical Literacy 4              
EST (0836) 403 Teaching & Learning Math 4              
EST (0836) 404 Teaching & Learning Science 4              
EST (0836) 406 Approaches to Literacy in Childhood Education I 3              
EST (0836) 407 Approaches to Literacy in Childhood Education II 4              
EST (0836) 512, Technology for Educators 1              
Major in Arts & Sciences 30+ Courses may be taken during any semester.


Graduate Requirements (5th Year)
Summer (9 credits) Fall (12 credits) Spring (12 credits)

EST (0836) 574 Teaching & Learning Aesthetics


ETH (0893) 5XX Exploring the Arts Series


Graduate Elective


Graduate Elective


EDU (801) 697 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training (0 credits)

Teaching or Model Program:

ECH (807) 788. Master Seminar: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning (3 crs)

HED (834) 610. Health Prep for Teachers (1 cr)

ECH (807) 620. Assessment and Instruction in Childhood Education (3 crs)

EST (836) 612. Racial Equity course (2 crs)

Teaching or Model Program:

ECH (807) 795. Student Teaching in Childhood Education (6 crs)

ECH (807) 502. Reflective Practice Seminar in Childhood Education (3 crs)

EST (836) 604. Classroom Management Strategies for Childhood Education (3 crs)