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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Childhood Education with a Specialization in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Professional Certificate- MSEd

Program Coordinator

Dennis Robbins
(212) 772-4287
907 West

This program (Academic Plan: CEMSC-MSED) prepares Childhood Education teachers to become better qualified in teaching STEM subjects in the elementary grades. It requires initial NYS certification in Childhood Education and leads to professional certification in that area.

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. NYS initial, professional or permanent certification in Childhood Education.
  3. A personal statement.
  4. Two letters of recommendation including one from a supervisor.
  5. Successful completion with a grade of C or better of college level mathematics course and a lab science course. Those who do not meet the mathematics requirement must successfully complete MATH 104 and MATH 105 in the School of Arts and Sciences. Those who do not meet the science requirement must take a one semester course in a lab science (biology, chemistry, physics or geology).
  6. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Progress Standards

  1. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in order to continue the program.
  2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. A student who receives a grade F in any course in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  4. Students with one grade of IN (incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses
    NOTE: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.

Exit Requirements

  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
  3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.