Liberal Arts Concentrations with the B.S in Education Program
Students seeking qualification as teachers in the field of Childhood Education or in Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. The student pursuing the B.S. in Education, instead of majoring in a liberal arts discipline, majors in Teacher Education and takes an approved liberal arts Concentration in keeping with New York State standards. The B.S. Ed./Concentration path, with its substantial but concise liberal arts requirements, is an attractive option for many students, particularly those pursuing the full dual-certification program in Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities or Childhood Education/Early Childhood.
Dominican College offers a choice of four New York State-authorized Liberal Arts Concentrations:
American Studies (30 cr.)
Humanities (30 cr.)
Mathematics (31 cr. beyond MA 112)
Natural Sciences (32 cr.)
Each Concentration requires 30 or more credits of study in the specified field, and in each case Teacher Education standards assure exposure to 75 or more credits of liberal arts study in the student's total program.
Two of the Concentrations (Humanities and Mathematics) are related to other programs in their fields and are outlined elsewhere in this Catalog: see the Humanities and Mathematics sections. The American Studies and Natural Sciences options are outlined below.
American Studies is an interdisciplinary liberal arts concentration offered in conjunction with programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education. It is designed to provide students with an historical and conceptual framework for understanding the American Experience and for analyzing contemporary social issues. Emphasis is placed on cultural, social, and political ideas that have shaped the American people.