Childhood Education/Liberal Arts Articulation Agreement – SUNY Cobleskill

Articulation Agreement for transition from SUNY Cobleskill Early Childhood Studies A.A.S. to SUNY Oneonta Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Liberal Arts Concentration, B.S.

This agreement is intended to facilitate the transition of graduates from an associate degree program at SUNY Cobleskill to a baccalaureate degree program at SUNY Oneonta. Oneonta and Cobleskill recognize their responsibility to students from their regions, as well as from the rest of New York State, to ensure a smooth transition between the two institutions. Both institutions have made a strong commitment to help transfer students maximize their opportunities.


  • Cobleskill students who have graduated or will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Early Childhood Studies and apply by the Oneonta published deadline and meet the admission criteria published in the current Oneonta college catalog, will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Childhood Education/Liberal Arts as matriculated students with junior status at Oneonta.
  • The SUNY Transfer Course Equivalencies section of this page shows Cobleskill A.A.S. in Early Childhood Studies degree requirements and Oneonta equivalent courses by major for the first two years. Oneonta will accept a maximum of 75 semester hours from Cobleskill toward fulfilling the B.S. Childhood Education/Liberal Arts concentration degree requirements. Learn more about Oneonta’s Transfer Credit Policy.

Admission Requirements

To be assured admittance to the B.S. Childhood Education/Liberal Arts Concentration program at Oneonta under the terms of this agreement, all students must:

  • Be in good academic and student standing with Cobleskill.
  • Have a minimum Cobleskill cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Have completed and been awarded the A.A.S. Early Childhood Studies degree.
  • Have followed the prescribed process in applying to Oneonta and furnished a final transcript with the degree posted.

Exceptions to the above requirements may be made by Oneonta on a case-by-case basis.

Accepted Students

Upon acceptance to Oneonta, students who are transferring into the B.S. in Childhood Education/Liberal Arts Concentration with a Cobleskill associate’s degree will:

  • Be provided a transfer credit evaluation and access to Degree Works, showing coursework to be completed.
  • Be awarded junior status.
  • Be considered for all Transfer Scholarships available through the Office of Admissions without filing any additional paperwork.
  • Be advised toward the successful completion of degree requirements by their academic department.

Oneonta will extend every opportunity to help full time students who begin their Oneonta courses in the fall semester to complete the B.S. in Childhood Education in two additional years of full-time study.

This agreement will come into effect in Fall 2024. The course selection included in this articulation may be subject to change as new requirements are established for Childhood Education majors. Each institution will make a good faith effort to regularly update the other institution regarding any changes to programs and requirements. This is a joint effort on the part of both institutions to help transfer students maximize their transferability.


The primary contact person at Cobleskill is Elise N. Weiss, Department Chair of Early Childhood Education Program.

The primary contact at SUNY Oneonta is Donna Johnson, Coordinator of Articulation and Transfer Credit,

Childhood Education/Liberal Arts Course Equivalency Table
Cobleskill Course Number Cobleskill Course Title Cobleskill Credits Oneonta Course Number Oneonta Course Title Gen Ed (GE), Liberal Arts (LA) Oneonta Credits
ECHD 121 or ECHD 150 Express Arts or Curriculum & Methods 3 EDUC 100E Education Elective 3
ECHD 130 Intro to Early Childhood Programs 3 EDUC 100E Education Elective 3
ECHD 170 Child Growth & Dev 3 EPSY 2040 Child Growth & Dev LA 3
ENGL 101 Composition I


COMP 1000 Composition LA, WCOM 3
MATH 114 Math for Elem Education 3 MATH 1080 Concepts of Math I LA, MAT 3
FFCS 101 Foundation for College Success 1 INTD 100E Interdisciplinary Elective 1
ECHD 121 or ECHD 150 Expressive Arts or Curriculum & Methods 3 EDUC 100E Education Elective 3
ECHD 240 Child and Family Wellness 3 EDUC 300E Education Elective UPPR 3
ECHD 260 Foundations of Modern Education 3 EDUC 1060 Issues, Phil, Foundations of Education LA, WCOM 3
MATH 115 Liberal Arts Math 3 MATH 1081 Concepts of Math II LA, MAT 3
Social Science Anything from Social Science 3 Social Science Anything from Social Science LA, SOSC 3
PE Physical Education 1 ELEC 100E Elective 1
HUMS 243 Children’s Literature 3 LITR 200E Literature Elective LA, HUMA 3
ECHD 280 Exceptional Children 3 EPSY 200E Elective LA, SOSC UPPR 3
ECHD 251 Anti-Bias Strategies Human App 3 EDUC 3001 Diversity of Teaching 3
Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language LA, DESJ 3
**Fine Arts or Philosophy level course 3 **2000 level Fine Arts or Philosophy course LA, WLAN 3
ECHD 234 Practicum 6 EDUC 200E Education Elective 6
HIST 121 or HIST 122 or Govt 242 History of United States I or II or State & Local Politics 3 HIST 1144 or HIST 1145 POLS 3220 US History to and from 1877
Governing New York
Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective (Natural Sci) 3 Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective (Natural Sci) NSCI 3
General Elective 3 General Elective WHGA 3

Total Credits

  • Total Credits Transferred: 62
  • Remaining credits for BS: 64 (27 LA; 39 UPPR)
Semester One - Fall
Course Title Credits
Foreign Language II or Elective, LA, FL3 3
MATH 1050 or STAT 1010- LA, M3 3
HISA 3366- History of New York State- UPPR, LA 3
EDUC 3013- Education Law Requirements- UPPR 1
EPSY 3080- Assessment- UPPR 3
EPSY 3029- Survey of Exceptional Children- UPPR, SOSC, LA 3
Total 16
Semester Two - Spring
Course Title Credits
EDUC 3035- Reading & Literacy I- UPPR 3
EPSY 2075- Psyc Foundations of Education- LA 3
EDUC 3053- Integrating Technology in Curriculum- UPPR 3
Science Upper Division Elective- UPPR 3
Fine Arts Upper Division Elective- UPPR/ARTS 3
Liberal Arts Elective- LA 3
Total 18
Semester Three - Fall
Course Title Credits
EDUC 4020- Diff Instruction & Assessment- UPPR 3
EDUC 4022- Social Studies & the Arts- UPPR 3
EDUC 4036 Reading & Literacy II- UPPR 3
EDUC 4040- Math & Technology in Elem Education- UPPR 3
EDUC 4060- Sci & Technology in Elem Education- UPPR 3
Total 15
Semester Four- Spring
Course Title Credits
EDUC 4096- Student Teaching & Capstone- UPPR, OCOM,BC3 15

Total Credits: 64

SUNY Oneonta Childhood Education/Liberal Arts, B.S. Course Requirements

Courses in Professional Education, General Education and Related Work


  • Courses with * satisfied while at two-year college
  • All 1000 level course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Professional Education Sequence: 25 s.h.

  • EDUC 1060 - Issues, Philosophy, and Foundations of Education 3 s.h.*
  • EDUC 3001 - Diversity and Teaching 3 s.h.*
  • EDUC 3013 - Education Law Requirements 1 s.h.
  • EDUC 3035 - Reading and Literacy I 3 s.h.
  • EDUC 3053 - Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: Elementary School 3 s.h.
  • EPSY 2040 - Child Growth and Development 3 s.h.*
  • EPSY 2075 - Psychological Foundations of Education: Learning and Motivation 3 s.h.
  • EPSY 3029 - Survey of Exceptional Children 3 s.h.
  • EPSY 3080 - Assessment 3 s.h.

Methods Block: 15 s.h.

  • EDUC 4020 - Differentiated Instruction and Assessment 3 s.h.
  • EDUC 4022 - Social Studies and the Arts 3 s.h.
  • EDUC 4036 - Reading and Literacy II 3 s.h.
  • EDUC 4040 - Math and Technology in Elementary Education 3 s.h.
  • EDUC 4060 - Science and Technology in Elementary Education 3 s.h.

Student Teaching: 15 s.h.

  • EDUC 4096 - Student Teaching and Capstone 15 s.h.

Required Related Work: 6-10 s.h.

  • MATH 1080 - Concepts of Mathematics I 3 s.h.*
  • HISA 3366 - History of New York State 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I 4 s.h. (Biology concentration only)
  • COMP 1000 - Composition 3 s.h. (English concentration pre-requisite)*

**Note: Fine arts and philosophy courses are required at Oneonta and should be taken at Cobleskill before transferring. Courses not taken will be required before degree completion.

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