In cooperation with the School of Education, the Department of Geography provides opportunities for students to prepare for a career in teaching in grades 1-6. Students may choose to complete the Geography - BA , in addition to successful completion of the QUEST program. Interested students may also choose to complete the course of study outlined below. The option in Social Studies for Childhood Education is available only to students who are accepted into the QUEST program.
Students not accepted to the QUEST program, or students not eligible to apply to the QUEST program, should complete the traditional Geography major outlined above. They must complete a Master of Arts degree in Childhood Education before being certified as a New York State teacher.