What You’ll Learn
Learn how to work with our youngest children in a variety of settings including daycare providers, preschools, or K-2 classrooms.
Our Early Childhood Inclusive Education program will provide you with the well-rounded content and skills that are necessary to become an outstanding educator who inspires and supports diverse learners.
Every day, teachers make a difference. We prepare teachers to help every student learn, grow, and thrive. In today’s early childhood settings, teachers engage with students with a range of abilities, languages, and cultural backgrounds.
This program prepares you for that experience with certification in two areas:
- Early childhood education (Birth-grade 2)
- Students with disabilities (Birth-grade 2)
Take your studies abroad with our unique field experience placements in Alaska, Ghana, or New York City.
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1
Becoming a great educator means gaining practical experience in a real childhood setting. The University has strong ties to the local education community. From community-based agencies to preschool programs to school classrooms in grades K-2.
The first three phases require at least 50 hours of hands-on learning in a variety of settings. In the final phase, students have a full-time mentored clinical internship with an experienced teacher who will help them prepare for a fulfilling career as an early childhood educator.
According to the NYS Department of Labor, employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 27-38% from 2020-2030, Employment of kindergarten and elementary teachers is projected to grow 15-17% from 2020-2030. Due to the nature of our inclusive program, our dual certification will greatly enhance your job prospects.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued teaching certificates are highly valued throughout the US, allowing for a reciprocity process in all 50 states.
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