Early Childhood/Childhood Education, BS/Literacy, MSEd

  • New York City
  • Westchester
Associated College

Two Degrees + Two Certifications in Just Five Years!

Our combined degree program in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and Literacy offers the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, and a minimum of two teaching certificates in just five years. Make a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate work in less time than students who begin the graduate program after earning a bachelor’s degree and satisfy the New York State requirement to teach in-state.

Be Ahead of the Class

  • Embrace technology. You’ll have the opportunity to practice real teaching using our virtual reality classroom simulator. We are one of the only schools in the region with this technology.
  • Our teachers enter the field with experience. From your sophomore year, you’ll participate in immersive fieldwork and student teaching experience that include tutoring and small group instruction.
  • Get hired. We have such strong partnerships with local school districts that our students are getting hired before they even graduate!

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In the combined degree program, the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education are earned concurrently. In the fifth year of the program, you will work towards your graduate degree and become certified in literacy, which is a 100% online program.

Student teacher sitting in a classroom smiling at the camera.

Experiential Learning and Opportunities

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 between two and five 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

Choose your initial certification in early childhood education (birth–grade 2), childhood education (grades 1–6), or early childhood and childhood dual certification (birth – grade 6). Then combine this path with the power of literacy. Upon graduating from the program, you will become certified in teaching Early Childhood/Childhood (birth–grade 6) literacy.

Where are Pace Graduates Employed?

NYC Department of Education, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Public School Districts


of our graduates are employed


Highest Paid Education Graduates (Source: College Factual)


Special Education Job Placement (Source: Intelligent.com)