Department of Teaching and Learning

Childhood Education

Admission Requirements

To meet certification requirements, preservice students may need liberal arts credits in addition to those taken for their undergraduate degree. For those seeking graduate studies beyond the master’s level, a doctoral program is also offered.

Applicants for the Preservice MA Program in Early Childhood Education and the Preservice MA Program in Childhood Education must meet specific liberal arts requirements for New York State certification. Applicants must have completed a major in liberal arts or 30 points in a liberal arts concentration, as well as college-level work in English, social science, mathematics, natural or physical science, and a language other than English or American Sign Language by the time of MA degree completion and recommendation for New York State certification.