Earn your certification in early childhood education with exceptional student teaching opportunities and experiences.
Why Earn Your Master’s in Early Childhood Education?
A master’s in early childhood education examines the foundations of early childhood education and will teach you how young children develop intellectually, socially and emotionally. You’ll learn how to teach children from birth to eight-years of age in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cultural, intellectual and creativity.
Why Earn Your Master’s in Early 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.
94%** Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
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)
- Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) Advanced Certificate
- MS in Early Childhood Special Education, Dual Certification (Pre-Service Track) – For students who do not hold New York State teacher certification in any area
- MS in Early Childhood Special Education, Dual Certification (In-Service Track) – For students who already hold NYS certification, but not in early childhood or special education
- Special Education (Advanced Certificate in Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities)
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 early 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 our Alice Brown Early Learning Center.
Applicants for this program must have a completed Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA and should submit the following application requirements:
- Online application form and $50 fee
- GRE scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal essay (500 words)
- Official college transcripts