Curriculum & Courses
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Special Education
The elementary education undergraduate degree is registered in New York and accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in elementary/children with disabilities education. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all education courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study, below.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement.
Childhood studies majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the mathematics courses listed in the above table under Certification Requirements
Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Leading to Dual Certification in
NY: Childhood Education, 1-6/Students with Disabilities 1-6
This sequence illustrates how requirements can be met in a four-year program. Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable, but these must be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser. Click on any linked course to see its full title and description. A list of all education courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.
1.) Field Block courses must be taken together in the same semester. 2.) Field Blocks 1 and 2 must be completed prior to student teaching. 3.) No additional courses may be taken during student teaching semester.
Choose one concentration from among English, Math/Science/Technology (MST), and Social Studies. Within the concentration, take 30 credits of courses, as indicated below. Note that the courses include several of the requirements listed in the table above.
- CLAR 110. Composition and Critical Thinking I
- CLAR 111. Composition and Critical Thinking II
- CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
- CLAR 208. World Views
- CLAR 209. Arts and Literature
- English electives: 15 credits.
- MATH 111. Mathematics for Elementary Education I
- MATH 112. Mathematics for Elementary Education II
- MATH 211. Geometry for Elementary Education (recommended)
- CLAR 302 & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
- Math/Science/Technology electives: 17 credits.
- Social Studies
- Either HIST 201. United States History to 1865 or
HIST 202. United States History Since 1865
- CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
- CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
- CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World
- CLAR 208. World Views
- Social Studies electives: 15 credits.
For more information on the degree in elementary education/children with disabilities (special education), please contact Dr. Nancy Casey, Chair
If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at 1 (800) 462-5050 for undergraduate admission materials.