MSEd On Campus

Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2)

12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSEd in Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2) from The City University of New York prepares reflective teachers of children from birth through grade 2. Within our degree program, additional extensions and certificates may be added to the base of an early childhood teaching certificate by meeting NYSED requirements.


The MSEd in Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2) from The City University of New York considers child development (typical and atypical) within the contexts of families, communities, and early learning settings in urban environments. Our graduates are keen observers of children who deeply understand and can document and articulate how children grow and develop. They successfully teach and guide young children in partnership with families from culturally, linguistically and socially diverse backgrounds using developmentally effective and culturally sensitive practices based on a family-centered and relationship-based philosophy.

What you'll study

Fundamental to the program's philosophy is a commitment to providing and advocating for linguistic and cultural developmentally effective practices, the arts and children's play as central to quality education for all young children, and the inclusion of children with special needs and English language learners. Based on the continual expansion of knowledge, our curriculum is vibrant and addresses emerging issues in the field. 

This includes bridging students' fieldwork and clinical experiences with current theories and research in child development, infant mental health, and early childhood education. Our coursework integrates the latest research in infancy, neuropsychology, social and emotional development, parenting and families, curriculum design, authentic assessment, emergent bilingual language development, number development, science inquiry, and technology.


Our Undergraduate and Graduate Early Childhood Education Programs are nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children as part of the School of Education's national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infant and Child Development in Family, Community and Educational Contexts: Typical and Atypical
  • Typical and Atypical Physical Development in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Foundations of Early Childhood, Early Childhood Bilingual and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Play in Cross-cultural Contexts
  • Developmental and Educational Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at The City University of New York and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.')
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate
  • A brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals.
  • The same requirements apply to non-degree applicants.
  • GRE scores
  • F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.

New York State Residents:

Full-Time $5,545 per semester

Part-Time $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2)
The City University of New York


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!