Master of Science in Teaching: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

The MST in Childhood Education is for those people who hold an undergraduate degree and are now considering teaching as a career. They could be recent graduates, teaching assistants or career changers. The program is a total of 39 credits, including a semester of student teaching. The program can be completed in 16 months, but candidates may take longer if they need to. Most classes are held in the evening so that candidates can continue to work full-time. The program includes Methods classes in all subject areas so that candidates are fully prepared to teach the curriculum. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for teaching certification in Childhood Education (1-6). Candidates will be able to teach Grades 1 through 6 in both public and private schools. Additional classes in Middle School Education can be taken to prepare candidates for certification in Grades 5-9.

Total Program = 39 credits (All Courses are 3 credits; Student Teaching is 6 credits)

Program Requirements*

Fall (9 credits)

GED 2101 Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching
GED 2102 Reading and Language Development
GESP 2601A Exceptional Children: Childhood & Special Education

Winter Interim (3 credits)

GED 2103 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education

Spring (9 credits)

GED 2104 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
GED 2105 Social Studies: Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
GESP 2603 Assessment: Principles and Practices

Pre-Summer (6 credits)*

GED 2106 Mathematics: Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
GESP 2602 Classroom Organization and Management

Summer (3 credits)*

GED 2107 Science & Technology: Teaching Strategies for Inclusive classrooms

Fall (9 credits)*

GED 2100 Student Teaching (6 credits)
GED 2108 Action Research and Evaluation (3 credits)
GED 2109 Comprehensive: Action Research Project (0 credits)

Candidates are required to complete 100 hours of field experiences including 15 in a special education setting. 30 hours must be in a diverse setting.

In order to become certified to teach Childhood Education (1-6) in New York State candidates must pass the following Certification Exams.

Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subjects 1-6
edTPA – Childhood Education

Candidates seeking certification elsewhere will be able to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements.

*schedule subject to change