Childhood Education (1-6) Initial Certification

Teacher of Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) Initial certification - M.S.

New York State registered program code: 25663

HEGIS Code: 0802.00 {Elementary Education, General}

Certification with New York State is for initial certification in childhood education.

Required courses (36 credits):


EDU 500

Apprentice Field Experience in Childhood Inclusive Classroom


EDU 502

Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12


EDU 503

Science Curriculum and Methods for Childhood Diverse Learners Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6


EDU 504

Interdisciplinary Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Middle Childhood Teaching Methods for Diverse Learners


EDU 505

Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Early Childhood, Childhood and Middle Childhood Classrooms


EDU 506A(6 cr)

Integrated Language Arts and Reading for the Inclusive Classroom of Diverse Learners in Early Childhood and Childhood Settings


EDU 509

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Birth-Grade 2, Childhood in Inclusive Classrooms


EDU 513

Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms in Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12


Complete either EDU 521 or EDU 522*:


EDU 521

Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers Birth-2, Childhood 1-6, Adolesence 7-12




EDU 522

Advanced Design Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers


EDU 537

Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms Birth Grade 2, Childhood 6 and Adolescence 7-12


EDU 500 (CR) Apprentice Field Experience in EArly Childhood/Childhood Inclusive Classrooms (40 hrs)

EDU 550A

Pre-Professional Childhood Field Experiences in Inclusive Classrooms


EDU 551A

Student Teaching Childhood Grades 1-3 (full-time teaching experience)


EDU 552A

Student Teaching Childhood Grades 4-6 (full-time teaching experience)


EDU 553A

Student Teaching Seminar - Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) and Childhood 1-6


Total credits required:


A total of 100 hours of observation/participation in a field school are required prior to beginning student teaching.

*Designed for candidates who have classroom teaching experience and are knowledgeable in technology.

All candidates are required by NYSED to have experience in a "high-needs" school setting. These schools/districts are designated as such by NYSED.

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