Childhood Education, MST
Campus: NYC, Westchester
Career changers and college graduates who want to teach, but do not have an undergraduate degree in education.
What You Learn
The pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become a successful classroom teacher in general childhood (grades 1–6) classrooms.
How You Learn
This 36-credit program provides a focused exploration into the organization of schools, the different ways that students learn, and the adaptation of teaching methods to meet the needs of individual students.
There is a common 15-credit core and a 15-credit specialty track. Students conclude with a 6-credit capstone experience that includes:
- A one-semester, full-time student-teaching experience
- A research course
- A capstone project
After completing the program and passing the New York State Teacher Certification Exams, candidates are eligible for initial teaching certification in Childhood Education in New York State.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. (Upon the recommendation of the director of Student Support Services, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully.) Childhood-level candidates must have majored in the liberal arts and sciences or its equivalent. All candidates must meet additional liberal arts and sciences course requirements mandated by New York State.
We require the GRE-Graduate Record Examination—General Test. Performance on the GRE will not outweigh the other required criteria in your application.
|TCH 211A||Child Abuse and Violence Prevention||0|
|TCH 211D||DASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention||0|
|EDG 601||Social Foundations||1.5|
|EDG 602C||Child Development||1.5|
|EDG 605||General Assessment||3|
|EDG 606||Learning Environments||3|
|EDG 609||Language, Literacy, and Global Perspectives||3|
|EDG 610||Curriculum and Methods in Inclusive Settings||3|
|EDG 623||Health, Wellness, and Movement in Elementary Education||1|
|EDG 624||Applied Arts in the classroom||1|
|EDG 626||Literacy Methods for Diverse Populations (K-6)||3|
|EDG 627||Literacy Methods in Social Studies and Content Area Learning||4|
|EDG 636||Childhood Science Teaching Methods||3|
|EDG 637||Childhood Math Teaching Methods||3|
|Select six credits of the following:||6|
|Student Teaching and Seminar in the Childhood Classroom|
|Educational Research for Teaching|