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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 Curriculum and Learning Department highly recommends a two-concentration Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in psychology and another subject area (Child, Families and Community Studies, English, History, Sociology, Anthropology, a World Language, or the arts are recommended)

Elementary/Collaborative (grades 1-6)

Students may select any academic subject major (report card subjects are recommended). The Curriculum and Learning Department highly recommends a two-concentration Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in English: Language, Literature & Writing, and any report-card related subject area, including a Social Studies discipline (ANT, GEO, HIS, PSC, SOC), a science (BIO, CHE, CSC, ENV, ESC, MAR, or MAT) or a World Language or linguistics concentration.

Recommended Report Card Subject Area Concentrations

Social Studies

Sciences

World Languages & Linguistics

Other Recommended Areas

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