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Childhood Education, Grades 1–6, Initial Certification

New York University

M.A.
12 months
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21540 USD/year
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Through course work, field experiences, and student teaching, with the Childhood Education, Grades 1–6, Initial Certification from New York University you’ll become eligible for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 1–6.

Overview

Prepare for an exciting career at the forefront of childhood education by learning pedagogical skills and strategies centered around understanding how children learn and the multiple contexts in which learning occurs.

Throughout your course of study, in the Childhood Education, Grades 1–6, Initial Certification from New York University you will learn a principle-based set of teaching practices reflective of the needs, lifestyles, languages, and cultural patterns of the communities we serve. 

Your course of study will center on children’s educational experiences, informed by the belief that children are competent persons actively engaged in meaning-making in the multiple contexts of home, school, and community. Throughout your curriculum, you will learn:

  • Theories of how children learn at different developmental stages and in different contexts, and strategies to support learning
  • How the relationships between schools, families, and community-based organizations influence children's learning 
  • Pedagogical methods and core content knowledge in elementary school subjects

Careers and Outcomes

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career as a: 

  • Teacher in public or private childcare centers, early childhood centers, and elementary schools
  • Teacher educator or researcher in colleges and universities
  • Curriculum or educational program developer in schools, colleges, and universities
  • Editor or publisher of children's books and educational materials
  • Children's television writer or producer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inquiries into Teaching and Learning
  • Individuals with Disabilities in School/Community 
  • Foundations of Curriculum for Diverse Learners 
  • Language and Literacy in the Early Grades 
  • Language and Literacy in the Upper Grades
  • Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Foundations and Concepts
  • Science Experiences in the Elementary School
  • Education of Children with Special Needs in Childhood Settings
  • Integrating Arts in Childhood Settings
  • Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings
  • Student Teaching in Childhood 
  • Multicultural issues in Social Studying
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Bilingual Except.Child
  • Literacy of Spec Learn

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

43 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or MAT
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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