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Childhood Education, M.S.

Combine technology-infused curriculum with practical experience in school settings to make a difference in the lives of children as an educator.

What You’ll Learn

Offered in multiple formats, including fully online for ultimate flexibility, the Childhood Education, M.S. is ideal for working professionals and adult learners looking for career preparation in a valued profession that makes a difference.

You’ll learn to nurture children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, as well as how to successfully integrate technology into all aspects of teaching and learning.

New York Tech’s emphasis on diversity ensures that you’ll develop culturally responsive teaching practices and can work with diverse student populations—skills that are in great demand.

Career Options

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Childcare/Preschool Teacher
  • Preschool Administrator
  • Postsecondary Instructor in Childhood Education

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.

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The Master of Science in Childhood Education is accredited by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for New York State certification as a teacher of Childhood Education, grades 1-6. In many instances, New York State certification can be applied towards requirements for teaching certification in other states. In addition, our graduates experience high success rates on New York State certification examinations (NYSTCE).

To further expand your employability, you also have the option to take an additional three courses to get an extension certification in Bilingual Education, or five courses for an extension in Bilingual Special Education.

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The Master of Science in Childhood Education is accredited by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

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