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Early Childhood Education/Art Education

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If you are seeking a change into a profession that better utilizes your energy or artistic talent, we invite you to join our Department of Early Childhood/Art Education.

You might felt hampered or unfulfilled in an office, or you may have teaching experience and want to change your specialty. Our graduate programs in the Department of Early Childhood/Art Education will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a certified teacher in New York State focusing on early childhood or art education. Early childhood spans from birth to age eight, and teachers will be trained to deal with the unique needs of this age group. Art education teachers will learn how best to nurture the creativity of students of all ages and how to run a classroom where the imagination runs free but the students are under control.

Important Information for Entering Graduate Students

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for a number of our graduate programs. Details are listed at Note that entering graduate students in fall 2016 are exempt from the GRE requirement if they enroll in Summer I courses.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Jacqueline Shannon

Location: 2309 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5205