M.S. in Ed. – Early Childhood Ed.
The master's program in early childhood education is offered by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. This integrated program leads toward the New York State Initial Certificate to teach Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2). The program blends on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of early childhood settings, including high-needs schools, culminating in full-time student teaching. This program is registered with the New York State Education Department.
Admission to the M.S. in Education program in the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership is contingent upon the following:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a liberal arts and sciences concentration.
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 in each of two categories:
- Overall undergraduate course work.
- Course work in the liberal arts and sciences.
Applicants' with a GPA of 2.5-2.75 may be accepted provisionally, subject to special conditions.
- General Education Core prerequisites for teacher education programs (see below).
- A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
- Two letters of reference addressing the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching profession and graduate course work.
- An interview with the program director.
The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a student's potential for success in the program. Students may consider applying even if they fail to meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience might compensate.
For more information on program requirements and for the most up-to-date information, please visit the Hofstra Bulletin.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Dr. Doris Fromberg,
Graduate Program Director
Professor of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership