Childhood Education

Russell Sage College offers four-year degree programs leading to a degree in Childhood Education with a Liberal Arts major in English, Life Science, and History.

The childhood education program prepares students for NYS teacher certification in grades one through six. Students will have the opportunity for extensive clinically rich experiences in professional development school settings in junior year methods classes and again during student teaching. Professional Development Schools offer pre-service teachers the opportunity to learn from both the college professor and a coaching teacher. Students have the option of extending their certification to include Middle Childhood Education in English and History (Social Studies) by engaging in two additional courses and one additional student teaching opportunity. With careful planning of the undergraduate program, students may accelerate their graduate study by beginning graduate coursework in the senior year.

The Undergraduate Childhood Education Program at Sage will guide you as a teaching candidate as you work with children in various educational settings and implement lessons in area public schools.

If you maintain 3.0 GPA, you may have the opportunity to earn 6 graduate credits from the Sage Graduate School.

Once you complete your undergraduate degree, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies and complete a Masters Degree in Special Education and/or Literacy.

By becoming a teacher you will have the opportunity to touch, and perhaps change, the lives of young people and give them a legacy of learning to last their lifetimes.