What will I learn?

The Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education (EECE) offers a graduate program leading to New York State certification in early childhood education, birth–grade 2 (B–2). This program prepare teachers to support learning and development within the family, culture, and community contexts of students and schools. EECE programs share a commitment to educational practices that honor linguistic and cultural diversity, and integrate technology and instruction to enhance learning.

The 36-credit program leads to the Master of Science in Education degree (MSEd) for students who have completed a teacher certification program in elementary/early childhood and currently hold a provisional or initial teaching certificate. The MSEd in Early Childhood Education, B–2, is also designed for students with initial certificates in Childhood Education, Grades 1–6, who are interested in adding a second certificate area. The program presents an integrated approach to curriculum and environmental design. The program acknowledges the unique needs and learning patterns of very young children as the foundation for shaping the content of courses for professionals in early childhood education.

Which department am I in?

Division of Education

Study options

Full Time (39 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $855 per credit hour
Start date

28 January 2022


Division of Education


New York,

11367, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All students applying for admission as master's matriculants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or the foreign equivalent, with an undergraduate record indicating good preparation for the proposed area of graduate study. Good preparation is generally interpreted to mean a minimum academic average of B in undergraduate work considered by the department and the Office of Graduate Studies to be relevant to the proposed area of study.

For international students

Have completed a bachelor's degree with major in the area in which they wish to become certified.

TOEFL (IBT) - 100


PTE - 68

Fall Priority Deadline - April 15

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


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