The UB Teach health and human services/early childhood-childhood education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a health and human services/child and family studies BA and an early childhood/childhood EdM in five years. The program focuses on providing you with content expertise in child development while preparing you to teach students from early childhood to childhood levels.
In this combined program, you will study in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the social, biological, cultural and educational factors and contexts that influence children and families; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring content to life in birth to grade 6 classrooms.
UB prepares highly qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this program will:
|Academic credential granted||Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)|
|Certification option||Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in early childhood/childhood education|
|Grade levels||Birth to grade 6|
|Credits required for completion||156|
|Time to completion||5 years|
|Course delivery||On campus, some online coursework|
|Experiential contact hours|| |
|Application deadline||Early action: Nov. 15 |
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 15
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
Students may begin applying for the combined health and human services BA/early childhood/childhood EdM program beginning fall 2021 semester.
This is a sample course schedule. These courses are subject to change. As a student in the UB Teach program, you must work closely with your advisor before registering for classes.
Choose one statistics course:
Choose one research methods course:
Choose one human biology course:
Child and Family Studies Concentration Courses
You will not apply separately to graduate study; instead, there are a series of progression points that you must meet.
Advancement to the graduate portion of the program requires that you: