Program Details

M.S. in Education degree program: childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) - liberal arts
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
Hwu, Wen-song Program Coordinator 718-951-5000 x4378 2105 James Hall whwu @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Call 718-951-5447 for advisement hours or email for an appointment
Nicholson, Karen Administrative Asst. 718.951.5000 x3776 2105 James Hall karenn @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Call 718-951-5447 for advisement hours or email for an appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Childhood, Bilingual And Special Education
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - rolling admission
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
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) 550, 213, 79
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. 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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Degree requirements: Thirty credits are required for the degree.
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CBSE 7200T and English 7602X or 7701X or 7502X or 7503X.
CBSE 7203T and History 7110X or 7430X or Political Science 7030X or 7610X or Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 7415X or 7420X or Africana Studies 7020X or 7030X.
CBSE 7204T and Mathematics 7141T or 7142T or 7143T or 7145T or CBSE 7405T.
CBSE 7201T and any graduate level course in General Science or 7000-level course in Earth and Environmental Sciences.
CBSE 7202T and an elective in education: CBSE 7207X or 7360X or 7671X or a course in teaching students with disabilities with permission of the head of the Program in Teaching Students with Disabilities and the head of the Program in Childhood Education: Liberal Arts.
The following courses are required and it is recommended that they be taken in the following order (see the list above):
CBSE 7200T and a course in English; CBSE 7203T and a course in history or political science or Puerto Rican and Latino studies or Africana studies; CBSE 7204T and a course in mathematics or CBSE 7405T; CBSE 7201T; any graduate level course in General Science or 7000-level course in Earth and Environmental Science.

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 (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 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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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 Special Subjects (all grades) or its equivalent.
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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Degree requirements: Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.
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CBSE 7200T and English 7602X or 7701X or 7502X or 7503X.
CBSE 7203T and History 7110X or 7430X or Political Science 7030X or 7610X or Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 7415X or 7420X or Africana Studies 7020X or 7030X.
CBSE 7204T and Mathematics 7141T or 7142T or 7143T or 7145T or CBSE 7405T.
CBSE 7201T and any graduate level course in General Science or 7000-level course in Earth and Environmental Sciences.
CBSE 7202T and an elective in education: CBSE 7671X.
CBSE 7214T.

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): 45 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 or 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. 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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Degree requirements: Forty-five credits are required for the degree.
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CBSE 7205T, 7216X, 7440T, 7213T, 7671X, and 7471T.
CBSE 7200T and English 7602X or 7701X or 7502X or 7503X.
CBSE 7203T and History 7110X or 7430X or Political Science 7030X or 7610X or Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 7415X or 7420X or Africana Studies 7020X or 7030X.
CBSE 7204T and Mathematics 7141T or 7142T or 7143T or 7145T or CBSE 7405T.
CBSE 7201T and any graduate level course in General Science or 7000-level course in Earth and Environmental Sciences or CBSE 7202T.

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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