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Childhood Education

The City University of New York

24 months
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855 USD/credit
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The graduate programs in Childhood Education at The City University of New York prepare knowledgeable, reflective, and caring educators who are qualified and committed to teaching and leading in diverse communities.

Overview

Five themes comprise the Childhood Education from The City University of New York's Conceptual Framework:

  • Developing In-Depth Knowledge About the World
  • Becoming Skillful, Reflective Practitioners
  • Educating For and About Diversity
  • Nurturing Leadership for Learning
  • Building Caring Communities

Five plans

A. Initial Certification Program

An M.S. Ed. In Childhood Education for candidates with degrees outside education who seek Initial Certification.  The initial certification program is for candidates seeking entrance into the teaching profession. This program of study is designed for candidates who do not hold a bachelor's degree in childhood education or initial (or provisional) certification at the time of application.

Candidates enrolled in the initial certification program must have completed a bachelor's degree with a concentration in the liberal arts or sciences with a broad preparation across the liberal arts. Upon admission to the program, faculty will review the candidate's transcript to identify any additional undergraduate preparation that may be required for New York State certification.

Candidates in the initial certification program must complete over 100 hours of field experience (connected to coursework) and a total of 300 hours of student teaching (or supervised teaching).NOTE: Candidates must be prepared to commit to full-time student teaching for 15 weeks.This program leads to a master's degree in childhood education and New York State teacher certification in childhood education.

(46 credits: MSEd + Initial Teacher Certification)

B. Certification in Childhood Education for graduate students who hold masters and certification in another area
  • This Childhood Extension program adds an extension to an existing certificate. No degree is granted, however, graduate students who successfully complete the program are recommended for a New York State certification in Childhood education. (18 – 27 Credit:  Initial teacher certification).  
  • Candidates enrolled in this program must have completed a bachelor's degree with a concentration in the liberal arts or sciences with a broad preparation across the liberal arts. Upon admission to the program, faculty will review the candidate's transcript to identify any additional undergraduate preparation that may be required for New York State certification.
  • Admission Requirements:  In addition to general SOE admissions criteria, candidates admitted to this program must already hold New York State teaching certification.  

(18-27 credits: MSEd)

C. Professional Certification Program
  • The professional certification program is designed for candidates who already have initial (or provisional) New York State certification at the time they are admitted to the CCNY graduate program in Childhood Education. This is advanced program of study in childhood education leads to a master's degree in childhood education and New York State professional certification in childhood education.
  • (31 credits: MSEd +Professional Teacher Certification)
D. Masters and Initial Certification in Childhood Education for graduate students certified in another area
  • This program is for candidates who hold certification in an area other than childhood education, and seek both initial certification in childhood education and a master’s degree.  (The degree will also allow them to earn professional certification in their original certification area.) These candidates will take methods courses required of the initial certification in childhood education.  Electives will be selected by advisement to further a candidate's professional development or specialization in an area of interest.
  • Candidates enrolled in this program must have completed a bachelor's degree with a concentration in the liberal arts or sciences with a broad preparation across the liberal arts. Upon admission to the program, faculty will review the candidate's transcript to identify any additional undergraduate preparation that may be required for New York State certification.
  • Admission Requirements:  In addition to general SOE admissions criteria, candidates admitted to this program must already hold New York State teaching certification.
  • (31 credits: MSEd + Initial Teacher Certification)
E. Masters in Education without Certification Program

This non-certification master’s program is a 31-credit degree that leads to the M.S.Ed. degree in Childhood Education. This program is for candidates who are not interested in getting certified by New York State as a classroom teacher in childhood education.  This program may be a good fit for international students who are interested in learning about U.S. perspectives on elementary education, who intend to return to their home countries to teach or work.  Others may be interested in learning about childhood education in order to work in related fields such as children's publishing, museums and libraries.   

Candidates who complete this program will not be eligible to apply directly to New York State for certification in Childhood Education, as the State no longer accepts individual pathway applications in this area.(31 credits: MSEd)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing In-Depth Knowledge About the World
  • Becoming Skillful, Reflective Practitioners
  • Educating For and About Diversity
  • Nurturing Leadership for Learning                                 
  • Building Caring Communities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

46 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed admissions application and application fee.
  • Completed New York State liberal arts requirements form. (Part of the application).
  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework. For transcripts from non-English-speaking universities, original transcripts as well as an official English translation must be submitted.
  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 professional recommendations)
  • After the admissions deadline, applicants will be contacted to come in for an in-person interview and an on-site admissions essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.

Resident: 

  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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