M.S. in Education degree program: childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) - mathematics
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.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Haydar, Hanna Program Advisor 718-951-5447 2105 James Hall haydar @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Childhood, Bilingual And Special Education
Fall Application Deadline July 15th
Spring Application Deadline January 15th
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, 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) 550, 213, 79
Examinations

 

This program leads to the M.S. in Education and a New York State Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) with a specialization in mathematics education.

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General matriculation requirements
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Applicants must have a minimum of 6 credits in mathematics.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain 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 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.

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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General degree requirements: Thirty to 45 credits are required for the degree depending on applicants' qualifications.
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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.

Students must complete the following education courses in the stated sequence: CBSE 7400T, 7401T, 7402T, 7403T. All required education courses and some education electives require permission for registration as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.


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Option (A): 30 credits
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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.

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Degree requirements: Thirty credits are required for the degree.
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In addition to CBSE 7400T, 7401T, 7402T, and 7402T, the following courses are required:
(a) four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7141T, 7142T, 7143T, 7144T, 7145T, 7146T;
(b) CBSE 7215X;
(c) one of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program adviser: CBSE 7451X, 7671X, 7672X, 7207X, 7019T, 7684T, 7472X, 7545X, 7220X.


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Option (B): 33 credits
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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Early Childhood Education (birth through grade 2) or its equivalent or a New York State Initial Certificate in Middle Childhood Education (generalist, grades 5-9) or its equivalent.

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Degree requirements: Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.
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In addition to CBSE 7400T, 7401T, 7402T, and 7403T, the following courses are required:

(a) four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7141T, 7142T, 7143T, 7144T, 7145T, 7146T;
(b) CBSE 7215X;
(c) one of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program adviser: CBSE 7451X, 7671X, 7672T, 7207X, 7019T, 7684T, 7472X, 7545X, 7503X;
(d) CBSE 7214T.


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Option (C): 45 credits
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This option leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) with a specialization in mathematics education.

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Matriculation requirements
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See "General matriculation requirements" for Childhood Education: Mathematics, above.

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Degree requirements: Forty-five credits are required for the degree.
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Students must complete CBSE 7205T, 7216X, 7440T, 7213T, and 7471T prior to taking other education courses required for the degree. Students must obtain departmental permission to register for these courses.
In addition to CBSE 7400T, 7401T, 7402T, and 7403T, the following courses are required:
(a) four of the following mathematics courses, or mathematics courses approved by the program adviser: Mathematics 7141T, 7142T, 7143T, 7144T, 7145T, 7146T;
(b) CBSE 7215X;
(c) one of the following elective education courses, or an education course approved by the program adviser: CBSE 7451X, 7671X, 7672T, 7207X, 7019T, 7684T, 7545X, 7503X.