Master of Science in Childhood Education (Childhood 1-6)
This 1-year, 3-semester, 48-credit program is designed for the person who is committed to the educability of all children in diverse urban and suburban schools and has the intellectual capacity, preparation and motivation to pursue an intensive schedule of study and practice. The program leads to initial teacher certification in Education (Childhood 1-6) upon graduation and successfully completing NYSED requirements, including passing grades on certifying exams.
The unique interdisciplinary course of study integrates the College's Purpose-Centered System of Education that links theory to practice at each stage of the learning process. Through a cohort model, students are organized into peer learning communities to develop knowledge, skills and understanding aligned to the New York State Teaching Standards. Because the program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to use educational technology, students will be given their own laptop computer to help them explore, evaluate and effectively integrate instructional technologies throughout the curriculum.
The MS in Education program is designed for recent college graduates, career changers and uncertified teachers. This 12-month program is for full-time students only. Students can begin in the fall, spring or summer semester. Students are expected to complete the entire program in 12 consecutive months with their entering cohort class. In compliance with NYSED regulations, the program consists of 120 hours of field experiences during the first semester. During the second and third semesters, students will participate in two student teaching experiences each lasting 32 school days.
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Metropolitan College of New York holds accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606, and from the New York State Board of Regents. The Master of Science in Education Degree Program at Metropolitan College of New York is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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