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M.S. in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Teacher with Student in ClassroomThe 46-credit Master of Science degree in Childhood Education is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and wish to begin a new career as a certified school teacher or current teachers who seek additional training to advance their careers. Graduates are eligible for Initial Teaching Certification from New York State in Childhood Education for Grades 1 to 6. The M.S. degree is obtained at the end of the thesis semester which is completed after the student teaching experience.

The program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, signifying it meets the highest standards of quality in preparing competent, caring and qualified professional educators who will teach and lead in pre-K through grade 12 schools.

Our admissions counselors and faculty look forward to working with you. Please click on the admission and degree requirements on the left-hand side of this page or contact us by phone at 631-287-8010 or via e-mail at You are also welcome to visit our office in Suite A of the Long Island University Building, located on Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead, N.Y. Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.