Childhood Education

Suny Cortland

24 months
22650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Create the kinds of nurturing environments that encourage scholarship and growth in emerging minds. Appreciate and support the diversity of learning styles. Help youngsters achieve success on the rewarding path to lifelong education as an elementary school teacher and as a graduate of the M.S.T. in childhood education (1-6) at SUNY Cortland.


Under the guidance of our expert childhood education faculty, you'll build on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences as you incorporate theory into practice. In just 12 months of full-time graduate study, including extensive school-based field experiences and two quarters of full-time student teaching, you can complete this highly marketable NCATE-accredited degree.

Starting with full-time summer enrollment through the completion of student teaching, you'll delve into instructional options for the key topics of mathematics, science, literacy and social studies. You'll also explore technology, research, social advocacy and working with diverse learners. Extensive practicum experiences provide the opportunity to apply theories in child development, educational foundations and classroom organization and management to real-world situations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
  • Teaching Elementary School Science
  • Teaching the Special Education Learner in the General Education Classroom
  • Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 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

  • $65 application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • Official English translation and original college transcript for any transcript not in English
  • Letter of introduction (writing sample) that includes a self-description, background of experience and goals 
  • Resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency if English is not the applicant's native language
  • International Student Financial Statement and the required documents to verify financial support
  • A photocopy of the biographical page from the applicant's current passport
  • SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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