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Degree Requirements

The MS in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (grades Pre-K-12) requires the completion of 45 credits.

EDUC 502 Foundations in Urban and Multicultural Education
EDUC 506 Language, Cognitive Development, and Cultural Diversity
EDUC 507 Linguistic Analysis
EDUC 508 Structure of American English
EDUC 513 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
EDUC 522 Teaching Math in Inc Settings
EDUC 523 Practicum in Childhood Education
EDUC 530 Student Teaching in Childhood Education
EDUC 536 Teaching Literacy in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms
EDUC 602 Research for Classroom Teachers
EDUC 712 Strategies for Inclusion of Special Learners
EDUC 722 Teaching ESL I
EDUC 725 Teaching Across Content Areas: Methods of TESOL
EDUC 726 Assessment in Literacy and ESL
EDUC 752 Supervised Student Teaching (all grades)

All courses in the education program are evaluated with letter grades. Students enrolled in the graduate program must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the course of study.

Exit Criteria and Certification 
A student who successfully completes all academic and professional requirements will be recommended by the Teacher Education Department for initial/professional New York State certification in childhood education grades 1-6 and ESOL Pre-K-12.  Academic requirements include completion of all courses with the prescribed grades and grade point average. Professional requirements include demonstration of effective behaviors appropriate to the profession.

Workshop Requirements

In order to receive college endorsement for certification, students must complete the following state mandated workshops:

  • Child Abuse Identification
  • Violence Prevention
  • DASA