College of Professional Studies
Education : Major/Minor

Within the College of Professional Studies, the Division of Education is home to both graduate and undergraduate programs. In addition graduate programs in Literacy and Numeracy Education, leading to the degree of Master of Science in Education, the undergraduate programs include both a major in early childhood/childhood education and minors in secondary education/special subjects (7-12) and art education (K-12).

Early Childhood/Childhood major
Alfred University's early childhood (teaching pre-K - 2nd grade)/childhood (teaching K-6th grade) program is field-based, with two practicum placements, taken the semester prior to student teaching. These experiences give you an excellent opportunity to observe and model a variety of instructional strategies and practices at various grade levels. Learn more about our Early Childhood/Childhood Program.

Middle Childhood/Adolescence/Special Subjects minor
Students interested in majoring in an academic or special subject area, and wishing to work with middle school and high school students, may be interested in obtaining a minor in education. This program combines an academic major in a particular field, such as English or biology, with a minor in education. Learn more about our Middle Childhood/Adolescence/Special Subjects Program.

Art Education minor
Students preparing to teach visual arts should consult a faculty member in the art education program before planning their program of major studies. Learn more about the Art Education Minor.

Graduate programs
Alfred University offers graduate programs in Literacy in Corning on the Corning Community College campus.  This flexible weekend program is designed for working professionals in the field of education looking to gain professional certification or an additional certification in Literacy (Birth through Grade 6) while maintaining a full-time career.

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Education Division Overview
Faculty Profiles
Careers in Education