M.S.T. Childhood Education

The MST Childhood Education program is both NCATE accredited and nationally recognized by the ACEI. Candidates may complete most, but not all, of their degree requirements in the Watertown area if they choose. Also, Canadian students who complete this program and all New York State teacher certification requirements are eligible to apply to the Ontario College of Teachers for Ontario certification at the primary / junior divisions. This program is intended for candidates who do not hold a teaching certificate and seek to earn certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). Candidates may begin enrollment in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

The Master of Science for Teachers in Childhood Education has been designed to meet certification regulations of the New York State Education Department, as well as the standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This program is also nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and leads to Initial/Professional Childhood certification (Grades 1-6).

Required Program Courses

Minimum of 47 credit hours
(Prerequisite coursework may be required prior to, or concurrent with, program studies.)

GRED 530, Classroom Management and Discipline, 3 credits
GRED 558, Literacy I: Methods (Childhood), 3 credits
GRED 559, Literacy II: Methods (Childhood), 3 credits
GRED 565, Elementary Mathematics: Content and Methods, 3 credits
GRED 566, Elementary Science: Content and Methods, 3 credits
GRED 567, Elementary Social Studies: Content and Methods, 3 credits
GRED 607, Foundations of Education (B-6), 3 credits
GRED 664, Practicum in Childhood Education, 3 credits

Education Elective: 3 credit hours

GRED 613, Teaching Internship, Grades 1–3, 6 credits
GRED 669, Professional Development Performance Portfolio, 3 credits
GRED 676, Student Teaching Seminar, 2 credits
GRED 696, Teaching Internship, Grades 4–6, 6 credits


Program Specific Information
Dr. Sandy Chadwick
Professor and Co-Chair, Curriculum & Instruction
Satterlee Hall 201
(315) 267-2502