Esteves School of Education Grad Student

B.S. at Russell Sage College

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science program in Childhood Education at Russell Sage College prepares students for New York State 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.

All students complete a signed program of study. Any change in stated coursework must receive written approval of the assigned faculty advisor.

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.

If you maintain 3.0 GPA, you may have the opportunity to earn six 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 Master’s 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