M.S. in Education degree program: childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) - science and environmental education
HEGIS code 0802.00
NYS SED program code 26826

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.

For more information, please visit the program Web page at http://schooled.brooklyn.cuny.edu/ed-g-elemscience.htm.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Miele, Eleanor Program Advisor 718-951-5061 2606 James Hall emiele @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Childhood, Bilingual And Special Education
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals.
Interview with department.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 650, 280, 114
Examinations

 

Students will enroll in the appropriate course of studies listed below (Option A or B or C) based upon teaching experience, previous course work, and the teaching certificates they hold.

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Option (A): 30 credits
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The following program applies to students who hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or its equivalent. This program leads to a New York State Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).

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Matriculation requirements:
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or its equivalent.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 and a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in courses required for matriculation.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 650 on the paper-based test or 280 on the computer-based test or 114 on the internet-based test before being considered for admission.

Applicants who have not completed all the specific course requirements are given individual consideration and may be admitted with conditions, with the approval of the program head.

A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation. Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of the Brooklyn College Bulletin of Graduate Programs.


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Degree requirements: Thirty credits are required for the degree.
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Students must complete the following five courses in the stated sequence: CBSE 7300T and General Science 7030T; CBSE 7301T; CBSE 7320T; CBSE 7321T.

The following courses are also required:
Two of the following:
Any 6000 or 7000-level course in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Physics;
CBSE 7215X, 7671X, 7672T, 7674T or a course in teaching students with disabilities;
An education or science elective.

During the first semester, students must file a program of study approved by the program adviser. All courses in the childhood education degree sequence require departmental approval for registration.

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Option (B): 33 credits
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The following program applies to students who hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education (birth through grade 2) or its equivalent, a New York State Initial Certificate in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9) or its equivalent, or a New York State Initial Certificate in Special Subjects (all grades) or its equivalent. This program leads to a New York State Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).

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Matriculation requirements:
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Students must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education (birth through grade 2) or its equivalent, a New York State Initial Certificate in Middle Childhood Education (grades 5-9) or its equivalent, or a New York State Initial Certificate in Special Subjects (all grades) or its equivalent.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.
International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 650 on the paper -based test or 280 on the computer-based test or 114 on the internet-based test before being considered for admission.

A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of the Brooklyn College Bulletin of Graduate Programs.

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Degree requirements: Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.
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The following courses are also required:
Two of the following:
Any 6000 or 7000-level course in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Physics;
CBSE 7214T; 7215X;
CBSE 7671X, 7672T, 7674T, or a course in teaching students with disabilities;
An education or science elective.

During the first semester, students must file a program of study approved by the program adviser. All courses in the childhood education degree sequence require departmental permission for registration.

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Option (C): 39 credits
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The following program applies to students who do not hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, or Special Subjects or equivalent course work and teaching experience, or who are teaching but do not hold initial certification. This program leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).

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Matriculation requirements:
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Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 650 on the paper-based test or 280 on the computer-based test or 114 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.

A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of the Brooklyn College Bulletin of Graduate Programs.


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Degree requirements: Thirty-nine credits are required for the degree.
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Students must complete the following three courses: CBSE 7205T; 7216X; 7440T.

Students must complete the following five courses in the stated sequence: CBSE 7300T and General Science 7030T; CBSE 7301T; 7471T; 7320T; 7321T.

Two of the following:
Any 6000- or 7000-level course in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, or Physics;
CBSE 7671X, 7672T, 7674T, or a course in teaching students with disabilities;
An education or science elective.

During the first semester, students must file a program of study approved by the program adviser. All courses in the childhood education degree sequence require departmental permission for registration.