Long Island school districts are partnering with universities, including Adelphi, to combat a shortage of substitute teachers.
Earn your certification in childhood education with exceptional student teaching opportunities and experiences.
Why Study Childhood Education?
A master’s in childhood education examines the foundations of childhood education and will teach you how children develop intellectually, socially and emotionally. You’ll learn how to teach elementary students in the areas of English language arts, math, science and social studies, gaining both a greater knowledge of the content in each discipline and practicing practical ways to teach these subjects.
Why Earn Your Master’s in Childhood Education at Adelphi?
- Receive rigorous preparation in observation and student teaching opportunities through our strong partnerships with local school districts, where Adelphi education students are in demand, and have an excellent reputation.
- Become an empathetic and effective educator as you gain an understanding of the issues of equity and justice that impact our schools.
- Earn your degree at a pace that works for you, with options for full- and part-time enrollment and convenient evening classes.
Successful graduates of this program are certified to teach grades 1–6. After completing the program, you may choose to pursue additional advanced certifications in:
- Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6 & Grade 5-12 )
- Special Education Programs
- Special Education (Advanced Certificate in Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities)
- Middle School Extension
- Educational Theatre
Qualified candidates certified in areas other than elementary education may enroll in this program to earn a second teaching certificate and fulfill the graduate degree requirement for professional (permanent) certification in both areas.
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
Student teaching is a central component of Adelphi’s master’s in childhood education. Because of our partnerships with K–12 schools in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City, in addition to our close ties with Teach America, we offer fieldwork in many different school districts and learning institutions, such as:
Applicants for this program must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and should submit the following application requirements:
- Graduate application and $60 fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal essay (500 words)
- Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution