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Master's Programs in Education




Childhood Education


Childhood educationGrades 1–6 ♦ Master of Science Degree



This is a program of study for candidates who have a liberal arts degree, but who do not meet the New York State requirements for Initial Certification in Childhood Education. Students who wish to add certification to  teach English, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or social studies for grades 5-9 may do so by taking  additional courses.

In addition, students must meet the following requirements (which may be satisfied at either the graduate or undergraduate level):
  • 6 credits in each of the following areas: English, science, math, history; and
  • one year of college level study in a language other than English; and
  • one course in the fine arts.

Academic Requirements (49 credit hours)



Required Courses (31 credit hours)*

EDU 501 – Foundations of Literacy (3)
EDU 502 – Literacy and Comprehension: Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 511 – Introduction to Teaching (1) *
EDU 516 – Social Studies/Literacy Methods: Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 521 – Foundations of American Education (3)
EDU 544 – Science and Technology Methods, Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 545 – Mathematics Methods, Birth-Childhood (3)
EDU 615 – Learning and Cognition (3) *
EDU 621 – Inclusive Classroom Strategies I (3)
EDU 632 – Data-Based Decision Making (3) *
PSY 604 – Child and Adolescent Development: Implications For Educators (3)

Content Area Electives (choose two; 6 credit hours)

Choose two courses (total of 6 credit hours) in your certification content area or other area as approved by your adviser.

Student Teaching Internship (12 credit hours)

EDU 671 – Student Teaching Seminar (1)
and
EDU 675 – Student Teaching I (4)
EDU 676 – Student Teaching II (4)

or

EDU 677 – Mentored Internship I (4) 
EDU 678 – Mentored Internship II (4)


Professional Development in Education (3 credit hours)
Choose one course

EDU 697 - Professional Development in Education: Graduate Dossier (3)
                    or
EDU 698-  Professional Development in Education: Inquiry Project (3)

Middle Childhood Extension


May be taken in conjunction with Childhood (1-6) Education program
Grades 7–9

Academic Requirements (9 credit hours)

EDU 503 – Literacy and Comprehension: Middle Adolescent (3)
EDU 512 – Practical Teaching Methodologies (3)
EDU 533 – Adolescent English/Language Arts Methods (3)
or
EDU 534 – Adolescent Social Studies Methods (3)
or
EDU 535 – Adolescent Mathematics Methods (3)
or
EDU 537 – Adolescent Science Methods (3)


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