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Childhood Education

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Credits: 36
Career Path: Initial classroom teacher (grades 1-6)

Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center/Westchester/Online

The program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and a carefully coordinated sequence of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio.

Candidates develop teaching skills and apply knowledge learned in courses during their field experiences. They are supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.

Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships Available 

Fieldwork required for financial aid & scholarships. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30

Spring: November 15

  • Summer: June 30

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MAT exam scores 

Fieldwork Requirements 

A full year of student teaching is required. In the fall and spring semesters, students are in classrooms for four full days per week. 

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions.

  • Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms (CTGE5534)
  • Childhood Education Portfolio (CTGE0704)
  • Children’s Literature in a Multicultural Society (CTGE5245)
  • Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education (UEGE5102)
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms (CTGE5548)
  • Psychology of Child Development and Learning (PSGE5316)
  • Reflective Practice and Field Experience I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5551)
  • Reflective Practice and Field Experience II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5552)
  • Reflective Practice and Student Teaching I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5553)
  • Reflective Practice and Student Teaching II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5554)
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, and Future Assessment of All Children with Disabilities (CTGE5155)
  • Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students (CTGE5247)
  • Teaching Mathematics to Children (CTGE5227)
  • Teaching Science and Technology to Children (CTGE5242)
  • Teaching Technology to Children (CTGE5065)
  • Teaching Social Studies to Children (CTGE5066)
  • The Arts in Childhood Education (CTGE5212)


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Phone: 212-636-6400