M.S.Ed. in Childhood/Early Childhood Urban Education (Birth - Grade 6)
The 52-credit M.S.Ed. in Childhood/Early Childhood Urban Education (Birth – Grade 6) is for students without prior certification and leads to the degree of Master of Science and eligibility for initial NYS certification in Early Childhood Education, birth to grade 6, and Childhood Education, grades 1–6. It prepares students to teach in pre-schools, kindergartens, and elementary school classrooms. There is also a 44 credit M.S.Ed. in Childhood/Early Childhood Urban Education (Birth – Grade 6) for students who already have certification in another area.
Optional extensions are available for students who wish to teach in middle schools, grades 7–9 (6 credits) or bilingual classrooms (9 credits).
Students graduating from this program are eligible for teaching certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). Students may also apply for Internship Certification after completing the first 24 credits. Internship Certification permits students to begin teaching while they complete their degrees.
Students with prior initial certification in another area will, upon completing this program, also be eligible for professional certification in their original certification area.
A non-certification track is available for students who are not interested in or who do not qualify for certification.