Childhood Education

Examine critical education issues and gain the skills and experience to thrive as a teacher in today's urban classrooms. NYU Steinhardt's Childhood Education programs prepare teachers who recognize the capacities, strengths, and needs of all children and their families in urban settings.

The Department of Teaching and Learning also offers programs in Early Childhood Education and Special EducationUSA Today ranked us among their Five Great Colleges for Studying Early Childhood Education. 

BS in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6, Initial Certification

This dual-certification bachelor of science program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education for Grades 1-6. You'll gain hands-on experience by student teaching in New York City schools, collaborating with families and other education professionals to teach children with varying capacities and needs.

MA in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6, Initial Certification

This master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification for Grades 1-6. Through coursework, field experiences, and student teaching, you'll learn pedagogical skills and strategies centered around understanding how children learn and the multiple contexts in which learning occurs.

MA in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6, Initial Certification

This dual-certification master of arts program leads to eligibility for New York State initial teaching certification in both general and special education for Grades 1-6. Field experiences, student teaching, and coursework that links pedagogical theory and practice will prepare you to deliver a quality education to children in both general and special education settings. NYU Steinhardt also offers an MA in Childhood Special Education that leads to professional teaching certification. 

PhD in Teaching and Learning

This rigorous doctoral program has a focus on Early Childhood and Childhood Education and will prepare you to conduct research in child development and education, including in specific content areas such as literacy, numeracy, and social studies.


For more information about Childhood Education at NYU Steinhardt, please contact

Fabienne Doucet
Program Director
East Building, 239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003
212-998-7390
fd30@nyu.edu