Upon completion of your A.S. degree, you will be prepared to obtain an entry-level job in a setting related to your specialty area, or you may choose to continue your education through transfer to a four-year institution.There are four specialty options in the Human Services A.S.: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, Social Work, Teaching Assistant and Early Childhood Education.For early childhood education, you will take two introductory courses specific to the option that you select, followed by three 3-credit courses and two 5-credit field practicum courses.lf you are interested in becoming an assistant or head teacher in a program working with children from birth to school age, you will want to choose the Early Childhood Education option. You will be prepared to work as a teaching assistant in public school, pre-kindergarten or Head Start program, or early childhood center; or as a family child care provider or nanny.Completing 9-12 credits of courses within this area meets the qualifications for a head teacher required by the New York State Department of Social Services Day Care Licensing Regulations. Courses within this area also meet the formal training requirement for the Child Development Associate (C.D.A.) credential awarded by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington, D. C.
Total Credits Required
Required High School Courses: 1 year math; 1 year science. Recommended High School Courses: 3 years math, including intermediate algebra; 2 years science, including biology
SLN ANGEL, an online classroom portal
Specific Technology Requirements
Windows XP or higher, antivirus software, Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, Firefox 3.0 or higher; OS/X (10.3 or higher), antivirus software, FireFox 3.0 or higher.
Internet access through a high-speed broadband connection (ISDN, DSL, cable, FIOS) is highly recommended.
An active email account that accepts email from the .edu domain
Word processing software with the capability to save documents as 'rich text files' (rtf). Some faculty require additional software, such as excel, PowerPoint, etc. Details are found in each course,
University at Albany, Buffalo State, Cazenovia College, Cornell Ag. and Life Sciences College, Empire State College, Hartwick College, Houghton College, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University - Joint Admission