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Center for Integrated Teacher Education (CITE)

Mount Saint Vincent offers offsite graduate and certificate education programs to working professionals through our partnership with the Center for Integrated Teacher Education (CITE), based in Brooklyn NY. For over 25 years, CITE has provided more than 10,000 teachers, administrators, counselors, and individuals in the public and private sector coursework through partner institutions to advance their careers.

The dual certification MS in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) and Special Education and the MS in Childhood Education and Special Education (Grades 1-6) programs are clinically-rich, accelerated programs designed for working professionals, career changers, or recent college graduates looking to earn a New York State teaching license in only five semesters.

This program blends vital academic content with practical classroom teaching experience and will take you through everything you need to meet the requirements for NYS certification. Successful completion of this program and required certification exams lead to a master’s degree plus two teaching licenses in both general and special education at either the early childhood (Birth-Grade 2) or the childhood level level (Grades 1-6).

The Mount also offers CITE students a four-course sequence in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This sequence of courses is specifically designed for individuals who hold an initial or professional certification in a discipline other than TESOL.