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Childhood Education

Childhood Education (grades 1-6) is the foundation for lifelong learning, personal growth, and achievement.

To prepare candidates to teach children in these grades, we offer the following initial teacher education programs:

The childhood education programs place an emphasis on developing literacy and providing effective instructional programs for all children in the elementary classroom.

Each program has full-time or part-time options at the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses.

In addition, a 9- to 12-credit Middle School Extension option is also available for candidates in any of the five programs leading to childhood education certification. This option enables graduates to teach a content subject in grades 7 through 9, based on the discipline area of the candidate’s undergraduate major or the equivalent.