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Degree Requirements

The M.S. in Childhood Education program requires a minimum of 46 credit hours of graduate study. Students must complete all the course work listed in the Degree Requirements section, achieve a grade of B- or higher for all graduate education courses and earn an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.



46 Credits

EDU 500A Advanced Technology and Curriculum 1
EDU 501 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 502 Educational Psychology and Human Development 3

EDU 505A or

EDU 505B

Fieldwork Experience I*

Fieldwork Experience II*
EDU 511 Classroom Management 3
EDU 580 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 590 Reading/Writing Process 3
EDU 601E Methods and Materials of Teaching Reading/Writing 3
EDU 613 Assessment Techniques 3
EDU 620 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts 3
EDU 630 Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Science 3
EDU 691E Student Teaching  6
EDU 700 Education Research 3
EDU 800 Thesis 3
EDU elective Elective in Early Childhood, Literacy or Special Education 3

*100 hours of Field Experience is required prior to Student Teaching.

Additional Program Requirements

Upon application to the M.S. in Childhood Education degree program, candidates’ undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated for appropriate liberal arts and sciences course work required under New York State regulations. Teacher education candidates who have been admitted will receive an evaluation with the results of this transcript review. Any deficient course work must be completed prior to the final student teaching semester.

New York State Teacher Certification Requirements