What will I learn?

The program in childhood education prepares teachers of children in first through sixth grade for initial and/or professional certification in liberal arts, bilingual education, science and environmental education, and mathematics. Through collaborative action, teaching and research, we develop our students' capacities to create socially just, intellectually vital, aesthetically rich, and compassionate communities that value equity and excellence, access and rigor. We design our programs in cooperation with liberal arts and sciences faculties and in conjunction with local schools in order to provide our students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, proficiencies, and understandings needed to work with New York City's racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse populations.

Our program is unique in that our students become highly skilled in content and methodology courses, adept in diversified literacy skills, and have the ability to integrate pragmatic tools of technology, including free and interactive Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, and podcasts. Our reflective graduates are astutely aware of the digital divide and the need to use source ware (free software) so no child is left behind in the Information Age, and the need to produce globally competitive students regardless of their socioeconomic status. Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or its equivalent.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program our candidates will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of State and National standards to teach elementary mathematics and apply these into their own practice
  • Demonstrate ability to anticipate, observe, analyze and interpret, reflect upon, and assess student mathematical work and design instruction that fosters learning of all their students.
  • Demonstrate ability to differentiate instruction to make mathematics accessible to all students.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how mathematics teaching is connected: across curriculum strands, across other school subjects, throughout all grade levels, to the uses and applications of mathematics in out-of-school contexts, and to family and community cultural resources.
  • Demonstrate ability to reflect on their teaching practices to improve teaching and learning and to plan for further professional development.
  • Demonstrate ability to locate, analyze, select, use and create technology for teaching and learning mathematics at the elementary grades.
  • Build pedagogical content knowledge of school mathematics topics by examining and synthesizing relevant, recent mathematics education research and curricular approaches to various topics.
  • Build ability to examine student’s learning by designing and conducting cognitive clinical interviews. They will be able to defend the rationale of the interviews protocol and describe the interviewee’s mathematical thinking and understanding. They will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of types of questions and tasks.
  • Demonstrate ability to study the vertical flow of certain mathematical topics of their choice across the elementary grade levels. They will be able then to use this analysis to plan and conduct a lesson study related to the same topic.
  • Formulate research questions and write a related preliminary literature review and conduct action research to answer their research questions by collecting and analyzing data.
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of different strands of mathematics
  • Solve mathematical problems in a variety of ways, justify their solutions and discuss their strategies.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $855 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

School of Education

2111 James Hall,

BROOKLYN,

New York,

11210, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary institution. International candidates who hold the equivalence of a U.S. bachelor's degree are also encouraged to apply. English language requirements: TOEFL paper - 500, computer - 173, Internet - 61.

For international students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (B) on a 4.00 scale in your undergraduate major and a 2.70 overall and sufficient undergraduate course work to do graduate work in your chosen program.

TOEFL (paper, computer, internet): 550, 213, 79. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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