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Academic Progress Standards



Students must meet the following criteria in order to continue in the program:

  • A minimum grade of C or better in all non-field courses (Courses can only be repeated once)
  • A minimum grade of B or better in all fieldwork courses. (Fieldwork courses can only be repeated once)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Complete 6 credits of study in a foreign language prior to the completion of ECC 306: Language and Literacy for Children of Diverse Backgrounds, K-2
  • Complete Math 104 with a minimum grade of C prior to registering for ECC 310: Mathematics in Early Childhood.
  • Complete with a minimum grade of C two semesters of natural science prior to registering for ECC 311: Early Childhood Science and Inquiry-Based Learning.  Courses used to meet CUNY’s Common Core in Life and Physical Sciences, and in Scientific World can be used to meet this requirement (with the exception of computer science (CSCI) and economics (ECO) courses).
  • Take and pass the Educating All Students test (EAS) of the New York State Teacher Certification Exams prior to student teaching.
  • Complete at least 21 credits in an approved Arts & Sciences major before student teaching.
  • Follow the course sequence, which represents the required classes that Early Childhood students must take each semester. The courses for each semester must be completed successfully in that term.


All Early Childhood teacher candidates should:

  • Consult their program advisor on a regular basis.
  • Complete POLSC 110 and SOC 101 as early in the program as possible.
  • Regularly update their ePortfolio.
  • Plan to take the EAS and CST-MultiSubject exams prior to student teaching.
  • Get fingerprinted in advance of any placed fieldwork experience.
  • Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.
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