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Early Childhood Education (Grades B-2), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
This program (Academic Plan: ECEB2-MSED) leads to NYS certification in Early Childhood Education. It is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and prepares candidates for teaching in a variety of educational settings within the birth to grade 2 levels. This program is not designed for those who already have NYS certification in Early Childhood Education.

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Progress Standards

  • Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  • No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F(WU) in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  • Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  • Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F/WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Child Development: Birth to Age Eight
    • Social and Historical Contexts of Early Childhood Education
    • Assessment in Early Childhood Education: Birth through Grade 2

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      30-42 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3.5

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    General Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of  at least 3.5.
    • A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
    • General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
    • A personal statement.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

    Tuition Fee

    • National

      10450 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5225 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Non Residents : 805 $ per credit 

    Living costs for New York City

    • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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