The Multicultural Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department in the School of Education currently offers the following degree programs:

  • AA Teacher Education
  • BA Childhood Education
  • BA Childhood Special Education (in collaboration with the Department of Developmental and Special Education)
  • BA Early Childhood Special Education (in collaboration with the Department of Developmental and Special Education)

Teacher candidates must select one of the following concentration content areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Psychology (Early Childhood Degree only)

Minor in Education

  • Urban Education

Semester 1 (16 Credits)

ENGL 112- College Composition I  3 Credits

MTH 136 Algebra/Trigonometry 3 Credits

ART 100- Introduction to World Art 3 Credits

BIO 101- Introduction to Science of Biology 3 Credits

SSC 101- Culture, Society, & Social Change 3 Credits

FS 101- Freshmen Sem. I



Semester 2 (16 Credits)

ENGL 150 – College Composition II 3 Credits

BIO 211 – Biotechnology & Society 3 Credits

PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits

EDUC 102 – Introduction to the Learner 2 Credits

EDUC 501  - Early Field Experience: Shadowing Professionals 0 Credits

EDUC 152 – Introduction to Special Education 2 Credits

EDUC 502 -  EFE: Observing Learners 0 Credits

FS 102- Freshman Seminar II

Semester 3 (16 Credits)

ENGL 212 –World Literature: The Evolving Canon 3 Credits

HIST 200 – The Growth and Development of the U.S. 3 Credits

MTH 231- Math for Teachers OR MTH 220– College Geometry 3 Credits

GEOG 101 – Regional Geography 3 Credits

EDUC 110 – Health, Fitness, & Safety for Teachers 1 Credit

EDUC 231 – Child Development 3 Credits

EDUC 503 – EFE: Parents/Communities as School Partners

Semester 4 (14 Credits)

ENGL 209 – Children’s Literature 3 Credits

MUS 100 – Introduction to World Music 3 Credits

EDUC 350 – Computers in Education 2 Credits

EDUC 504 – EFE: Technology in the Classroom

EDUC 355- Critical Issues in the History of Education 3 Credits

HIST 201- African American History & Culture   3 Credits

EDU 496 - Critical Writing/Reading Seminar 0 Credits


Associate Degree Completion

Minimum 3.0 GPA (B Average) Required for BA Admission

Minimum 2.0 GPA (C Average) Required for Graduation

  • Challenging associate and baccalaureate degree programs that will prepare you for a successful career in the education field
  • Flexible full-time and part-time scheduling options for working students
  • Dedicated faculty who make your success their priority
  • A diverse student population and a dynamic social experience
  • World-class facilities conveniently located in the heart of Central Brooklyn
  • Rich field experiences which provides opportunities to work with racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse students in an urban community:
  • Medgar Evers College P-12 Pipeline Program
  • PreK-6 Lab Schools
  • One-on-one assistance for persons with disabilities through the Office of Services for the Differently-Abled
  • Child care options through the Ella Baker Child Development Center - a nurturing and safe educational environment
  • A Freshman Year Program that helps incoming students navigate the crucial first year of college life

Personnel Role Contact
Dean Sheilah Paul Founding Dean, School of Education 718-270-4936
Ms. Destiny Maldonado Department Assistant 718-270-4910
Dr. Alicia Collins Coordinator of Early Field Experience and Advisement, HEO 718-270-4991
Dr. Rupam Saran Department Chair 718-270-4937
Room: 1007K
Dr. Tabora Johnson Associate Professor, Faculty 718-270-4879
Room: 1007D
Dr. Salika Lawrence Associate Professor, Faculty
Prof. Adero Green Lecturer, Faculty 718-270- 4926
Room: 1000G
Prof. Rachael Mitchell Adjunct Professor, Faculty
Prof. Kelly Ho Adjunct Professor, Faculty
Prof.  Juanita Crafton Adjunct Professor, Faculty
Dr. Joyce Barrett-Walker Adjunct Professor, Faculty