A Focus on How Children Learn and Develop
This is an urban-centered, field-based program designed to give you a mastery of the core content areas of the elementary curriculum (mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts). Through fieldwork with all early childhood age groups in a variety of educational and community-based settings in both general education and special education, you will learn to create and adapt environments that allow all children to reach their maximum potential.
Qualified seniors can pursue guided research in an area of educational inquiry, working closely with faculty to develop research questions, choose and implement appropriate methodologies, and more.
You'll have the unique opportunity to study human development in London, UK, or Accra, Ghana, including weekly observations in schools and classrooms for firsthand learning in the local context. You'll typically combine this course with three liberal arts electives for an unforgettable semester-long experience. You may also spend a semester abroad at one of NYU's many other study abroad sites.