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Early Childhood and Elementary Education | Hofstra University

Early Childhood
and Elementary Education

STAY COMPETITIVE WITH DUAL CERTIFICATIONS

Take the next step in your teaching career with the Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs at Hofstra University. We offer career changers the opportunity to become dually certified in early childhood education (birth-grade 2) and elementary education (grades 1-6). Our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) specialty training program is geared for certified teachers in grades 1-6 who are seeking professional certification. Learn more about these programs and more below. If you have questions please contact our graduate admission team at 516-463-4723 or graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu, or call 516-463-4723.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • GRE or Praxis scores. Recent SAT/ACT exams may be acceptable. Master’s prepared, certified teachers are exempt from this requirement.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Brief statement indicating your professional intent and pertinent background.

An interview with the program director is required.

Current Hofstra students interested in dual undergraduate/graduate degree study should contact their academic advisor.

Visit the Early Childhood and Elementary Education program page or the Elementary Education: STEM program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs at Hofstra at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs are between 6 and 41 credits.

Visit the program pages below to learn more.

Programs

MA in Elementary Education: STEM

This 32-credit program is for students who will be certified in grades 1-6 prior to the onset of the program.

Learn more about the MA in Elementary Education: STEM.

MA in Early Childhood Education
MSEd in Early Childhood Education
MSEd in Elementary Education
MSEd Dual Certificate Program in Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Advanced Certificate in Elementary School STEM Specialist
Advanced Certificates in Middle Childhood Extension

Resources

Office of Field Placement
Office of Educational Support Services
Office of Professional Development Services

Faculty Profiles

Rosebud Elijah

Dr. Rosebud Elijah is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Early Childhood Education and Dual Early Childhood and Childhood Education Programs at Hofstra. In addition to a background in educational psychology, she incorporates critical and anthropological lenses to teaching and researching human development. Her research aims to improve the contexts of learning and teaching to enhance student and teacher development in the best possible ways.

 

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Andrea Libresco

Dr. Andrea Libresco is a Professor and Co-Director of the Early Childhood Education and Dual Early Childhood and Childhood Education Programs at Hofstra. A former high school social studies teacher and lead teacher for elementary social studies in public schools, she has written on a variety of topics, including standardized testing, exemplary social studies teachers, children's literature, civic engagement, and women's history.

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Amy J. Catalano

Dr. Amy J. Catalano, Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology, is currently appointed to both the library (as the curriculum materials librarian) and the School of Education (director of both secondary science and the MA in elementary STEM).

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Rosebud Elijah
Andrea Libresco
Amy J. Catalano

Take the Next Step

How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions?  Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.