Childhood Education

New York Institute of Technology

12 months
23130 USD/year
23130 USD/year
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The master’s programs in childhood education set the stage for success in the classroom--your own success and that of your student. The comprehensive coursework, infused with the latest technologies and combined with practical experience in school settings, will set you apart. Complete your degree online, on campus, or with a blend of both. 


Nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International, we offer two options:

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification at the elementary level (grades 1-6), our 45-credit program allows you to participate in supervised school experiences and includes a professional student teaching sequence.
  • If you are certified and would like to qualify for professional certification in a first subject area and initial certification in childhood education, we have a 36-credit program.
Both programs will prepare you to integrate instructional technology in the classroom, plan and select strategies and materials that foster multicultural understanding, and engage children in successful constructivist learning practices. Program content and experiences are aligned with state certification requirements; successful completion of all parts of the program leads to endorsements for certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations I: Philosophy and Technology of Education
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Foundations II: Diversity, Learning, and Technology in Education
  • Human Growth, Development, and Learning for Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescence Education
  • Institute in Education
  • Theory and Practice of Literacy Instruction
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major or its equivalent (minimum of 30-credit concentration) in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, life science, math, physics, or psychology.
  • If you have less than 30 credits in these areas, you should speak with the program chair to review your academic record for other options.
  • Completed required general education core required for childhood education certification by successfully taking college level courses in the following courses. 
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23130 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    23130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23130 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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