Jefferson Community College Partnership

Bachelor of Science in

Early Childhood Studies (Birth to Age 5)



Program Description


The Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Early Childhood Studies: Birth to Age 5 is a three-year planned sequence of 59 credits.  Located on the Jefferson Community College (JCC) campus, the coursework is offered in a traditional classroom setting to a cohort of eligible students.  The curriculum is specially designed for working adults who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a part-time basis.


Program Highlights


  • An Early Childhood A.A.S. degree is the foundation for the accredited SUNY bachelor’s degree program.
  • SUNY Cobleskill offers a quality education at an affordable price.
  • Small evening classes suitable for adults are held at the Jefferson Higher Education Center.
  • Students can transfer credits into the program to satisfy lower-level requirements.
  • The designed sequence of courses allows students to work and/or raise a family while completing the baccalaureate degree part-time.
  • The cohort of early childhood professionals and students share their experiences and knowledge in baccalaureate level courses.
  • This bachelor’s degree improves ones opportunities for career advancement.



Admissions Requirements


The program is ideally suited for those who have an Associated of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood at Jefferson Community College with a 2.5 GPA and have completed the courses listed on the October 2011 articulation agreement between SUNY Cobleskill and JCC.  Others with the equivalent coursework (60 credits or more) and a 2.5 SPA at an accredited college or university may also be eligible.  SUNY Cobleskill has a 45-credit residency requirement (courses taken through SUNY Cobleskill) for baccalaureate degrees.


Course Sequence

This 3-year sequence of 59 credits is intended for working adults wanting to pursue the bachelor’s degree on a part-time basis. The first year fall and spring courses will be taught on site at JHEC in eight-week modules. The lower-level liberal arts classes will be JCC courses and the remaining courses will be taught at JHEC with the exception of ECHD 452, which is taught at SUNY Cobleskill (as well as on-line.) During the internship semester, students are required to be full-time.

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JCC Recommended Prerequisites




Working with children

  • Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)
  • Knapp Hall Room 143
  • Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • 518-255-5528
  • 518-255-5258 Fax

  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday
  • 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Closed 12-1 pm


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