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 M.A. Program in Early Childhood Education and the Preservice M.A. 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 collegelevel work in English, social science, mathematics, natural or physical science, and a language other than English or American Sign Language by the time of M.A. degree completion and recommendation for New York State certification.