Early Childhood and Childhood Education, BS

Location
  • New York City
  • Westchester
Associated College

Impact Early Learning

Experiences early in life have a lasting impact on later learning, well-being, and success. This dual program was created to support the development of all young children from birth through sixth grade, including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. The Early Childhood/Childhood Education program leads to a bachelor’s degree and the New York State Initial Teaching Certificate in both early childhood and childhood education.

Get Ahead of the Class

TAKE COURSES LIKE…

Our Early Childhood/Childhood Dual program is nationally recognized and leads to a bachelor's degree and the Initial Teaching Certificate in both early childhood education (birthsecond grade) and childhood education (grades 16). Early Childhood Education/Childhood Education majors also complete a 30-credit concentration in biology, English, history, or mathematics on either campus, or Spanish on our New York City Campus.

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School of Education student working with children in a classroom.

ADD OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES 

Because experience is key, starting in your junior year, you will participate in our Center for Professional Development (CPD) model where you will practice your teaching skills through the completion of your undergraduate program. Receive hands-on experience in schools one day a week in your junior year and 25 days during your senior year. You’ll observe and tutor students, as well as provide small and eventually whole group instruction. Not only will you be able to apply what you are learning in the classroom, but also have the opportunity to explore different grade levels as you proceed through the program. As a CPD candidate, you have a unique opportunity to foster professional relationships with mentor teachers, students, and school staff, all in support of the diverse population of the students that you are serving. 

CHOOSE YOUR CAREER

Day Care, Nursery School, Pre-School Teachers, or Elementary School Teacher through Grade 6.

WHERE GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED

NYC DOE, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Public School Districts

Stats

97%

of our graduates are employed or continuing their education (Source: Pace University Career Services)

Top 10%

Highest Paid Education Graduates in the US (Source: College Factual)

#5

Highest Paid Special Education Graduates in the US (Source: Grad Reports)