B.Sc. On Campus

Childhood Education - Earth Science

SUNY Oneonta College

48 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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SUNY Oneonta College has a long and distinguished history in teacher education, and we take great pride in continuing to promote excellence in classroom teaching. Students interested in teaching at the early childhood, preschool or elementary school level can choose this Childhood Education - Earth Science program.


The curriculum in this Childhood Education - Earth Science major at SUNY Oneonta College consists of coursework in three areas: general education, a liberal arts concentration and professional education. Our education class sizes typically range from 20 to 30 and allow for plenty of classroom interaction, individual attention and faculty support.

A strength of the program is the “block” semester, when students enroll as cohort groups of 20 to 25 in a block of five methods courses. The purpose of these block semesters is to promote a collegial and supportive environment as students develop and practice their teaching strategies.

We have very strong partnerships with area school districts, and the block semester culminates in a three-week, full-time teaching assistant experience in local classrooms. The final semester consists of two student teaching placements, which may be done in various districts throughout New York state.

Teacher Residency Program

A new Teacher Residency Program offers an immersive experience for about a dozen specially selected teaching candidates each year. Through the program, which was developed in partnership with Oneonta's Riverside Elementary School and is now in its third year, student teachers spend two semesters working four days a week in Riverside classrooms, with one day of classes on campus.

By spending so much time in one school, our future teachers gain rich hands-on experience and have the chance to build relationships with both their teacher-mentors and the elementary school children.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Science of Natural Disasters
  • Geology
  • Forensic Geology
  • Water and the Blue Planet
  • Issues, Philosophy, and Foundations of Education
  • Diversity and Teaching
  • Education Law Requirements
  • Reading and Literacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • Early Action (domestic): November 15
    • The Office of Admissions will review applications on a rolling basis until institutional enrollment goals are met.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online
  • Submit your Academic Records
  • Submit Standardized Tests and English Language Proficiency
  • Submit Financial Documentation
  • Submit autobiographical essay
  • Additional Requirements 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oneonta

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Childhood Education - Earth Science
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