Early Childhood and Childhood Education (M.S.T., on campus and online)
The master’s degree program in early childhood and childhood education is an integrated dual-certificate program and leads to endorsement for New York state teacher certification as a childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) and an early childhood teacher (birth-grade 2). The program includes specialized knowledge and instructional practices effective in the early years of childhood, and those appropriate and effective for children in grades 1 through 6.
The program of study is carefully coordinated and sequenced, progressing from foundations and teaching methods through the development of a professional portfolio or a student work sample. Field experiences linked to courses provide guided development throughout the program and culminate in full time student teaching. Clinical experience is provided in both early childhood and childhood settings.
Applicants to all childhood programs must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education and the requirements for admission to initial teacher education programs.
In addition, applicants for any of the childhood programs must have the following:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited university in one of the liberal arts or sciences. For example, English, American, or comparative literature; mathematics; an area of science; modern languages; media studies; women’s studies; political science; computer science; information science; communications; history; sociology; anthropology; economics; the arts; or psychology.
- College-level study in the following general education core areas: artistic expression, concepts in history and social sciences, a language other than English, scientific processes, mathematical processes, written analysis and expression, and communication
In addition, candidates for the bilingual extension must provide evidence of their competence in a language other than English by fulfilling one of the following three options:
- Taking and obtaining a passing score on the ACTFL Language Test (oral and written) in the target language;
- Documentation in transcripts of having completed undergraduate studies in the target language; or
- Agreeing to complete successfully two courses in the target language
Program of Study
|UEGE 5102||Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education||3|
|PSGE 5316||Psychology of Child Development and Learning||3|
|One of the following two options||3|
For online students:
|Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Children|
For on-campus students:
|Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners: Pre K-12|
|CTGE 5155||Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future||3|
|CTGE 5534||Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|CTGE 5548||Literacy Across the Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|CTGE 5227||Teaching Mathematics to Children||3|
|CTGE 5242||Teaching Science and Technology to Children||3|
|CTGE 5212||Teaching the Arts in Childhood Education||1|
|CTGE 5065||Integrating Technology Into Elementary Education||1|
|CTGE 5066||Teaching Social Studies to Children||3|
|CTGE 5230||Framework for Education for All Young Children||3|
|CTGE 5232||Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment||3|
|CTGE 5233||Early Learning Through Play||3|
|CTGE 5234||Family, Community, and All Young Children||3|
|CTGE 5551||Reflective Practice and Field Experience I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 5552||Reflective Practice and Field Experience II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 5553||Reflective Practice and Student Teaching I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 5554||Reflective Practice and Student Teaching II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 0704||Childhood Education Portfolio||0|
The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (M.S.T.) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.
- Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop
- Dignity for All Students Training
- Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Training (EDGE 0220)
- Schools Against Violence Education Workshop