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Options for Elementary/Early Childhood Education Majors

Interdisciplinary Studies education

Elementary and Early Childhood Education majors are required to declare a second major. The School of Education strongly recommends a second major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Please see an education advisor early in your academic career in order to plan your second major.

Below are guidelines and options for education majors:

Early Childhood (Pre-K through grade 3)

Students may select any academic subject major (students often select psychology). The Education Department highly recommends a two-concentration Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in psychology and another subject area (English, math or a self-designed concentration recommended)

Elementary/Collaborative (grades 1-6)

Students may select any academic subject major (report card subjects are recommended). The Education Department highly recommends a two-concentration Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in English or math, and a report card subject area or a self-designed concentration.

Recommended Report Card Subject Area Concentrations

Biology
Earth Science
English - Language, Literature & Writing
Environmental Studies
Geography
History
Linguistics(good choice for those interested in working with English language learners)
Marine Studies
Mathematics
Psychology(Early Childhood and Collaborative majors only)
Self-designed (Science and Math for Teachers) 

Additional Information for Education Majors

Early Childhood Majors
Elementary and Collaborative Education Majors
Elementary-Bilingual Majors

For additional information please consult with your Education faculty advisor or contact IDSinfo@SouthernCT.edu.