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Childhood Education

State University of New York Potsdam

24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Childhood Education, M.S.T. program from State University of New York Potsdam is recognized and accredited nationally by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).


Candidates may complete most, but not all, of their degree requirements in the Watertown area if they choose. Also, Canadian students who complete this program and all New York State teacher certification requirements are eligible to apply to the Ontario College of Teachers for Ontario certification at the primary / junior divisions. 

The Childhood Education, M.S.T. program at State University of New York Potsdam is intended for candidates who do not hold a teaching certificate and seek to earn certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6).  Upon enrollment, instructors can guide you to the pathway of additional B-2 certification.

Key facts:

What You Will Learn:

  • The skills, pedagogical knowledge, and disposition necessary to become a successful classroom teacher in grades 1–6.
  • Cutting edge, inclusive teaching strategies that make learning exciting and accessible for your students.
  • Deep understanding of the methods for teaching literacy, math, science and social studies, providing the foundation to create and teach effective curriculum.
  • Creative approaches for integrating technology into your classroom.
  • Multiple opportunities to grow, take risks, and develop your own teaching philosophy.
  • Communication skills to enhance your ability to teach in a collaborative environment.


The MST Childhood Education program is both NCATE accredited and nationally recognized by the ACEI.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classroom Management and Discipline
  • Literacy : Methods (Childhood)
  • Elementary Mathematics: Content and Methods
  • Elementary Science: Content and Methods
  • Elementary Social Studies: Content and Methods
  • Foundations of Education (B-6)
  • Practicum in Childhood Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


47 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applicants must show evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from a duly accredited college or university, typically through submission of an official transcript obtained through the registrar’s office of each prior institution attended.
    • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for the purpose of obtaining an admissions decision. However, proof of completion of bachelor's degree requirements, and conferral of that degree must be submitted no later than the end of the fourth week of classes.
    • A minimum undergraduate grade point average as indicated within each specific program of study. All programs utilize the most recent 60 credits for GPA purposes (unless otherwise indicated) / 3.0 GPA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Potsdam

892 - 1945 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.

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