Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education (ECCE). As a faculty we are committed to preparing competent, qualified, and caring teachers for diverse urban settings. ECCE programs prepare students for initial/professional New York State certification to teach children at the early childhood (birth to grade 2) and childhood (grades 1-6) levels and offers bilingual extensions for those who wish to work in multilingual settings and for NYS certified teachers seeking a bilingual extension in Birth to Grade 6.

Undergraduate Programs

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12-Credit Minor

12-credit minor in Early Childhood/Childhood Education.

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Minor to Masters Student Presenting a project

ECCE offers two Minor-to-Masters (MtM) programs leading to NYS initial teaching certification.

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Certificate: Infant-Toddler Program

The Infant Toddler Certificate Program will provide 12 credits for those providing care for infants and toddlers.

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Graduate Programs

Early Childhood Education

Masters of Science in Education 

Childhood Education

Masters of Science in Education 


Bilingual Extension, Birth - Grade 6

This certificate leads to an advanced certificate in literacy in Early Childhood and Childhood Education.

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