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Childhood Education, Extensions

Extend your elementary teacher certification to Grades 7-9 English, mathematics, or science in just two part-time semesters of study.

If you are already certified or in the process of completing initial or professional New York State certification in elementary education (K-6) or childhood education (Grades 1-6), our 12-credit Childhood Education extension programs enable you to become certified in Grades 7-9 English, math, or science.

Blending practical methodology with up-to-date research, our technology-infused programs prepare you to help middle school students succeed while expanding your employment options in education. Our certificate programs help you to:

  • develop skills, strategies, and expertise to effectively teach young adolescents.
  • use research-based, effective teaching strategies and technology to design instruction that maximizes success for middle school students.
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Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Elementary/Middle School Teacher
  • Childcare/Preschool Administrator
  • Department Chair
  • Postsecondary Instructor in Childhood Education
  • Subject Tutor

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We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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