• Master’s in Childhood Education 1-6 (New York State Professional Certification)

    The purpose of the Childhood Education 1-6 program is to further develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of preservice and in-service teachers for careers in teaching at the childhood (grades 1-6) level and leads to professional teacher certification in New York State. To be eligible for admission, candidates must hold initial state certification. The program is founded on an enduring commitment to providing future educational professionals and leaders with exposure to the latest innovative theories of education and best practices in the field so that they develop a respect for knowledge, become scholars of practice and reflective practitioners and demonstrate a concern for all children. The emphasis of this program is to link theory with practice in childhood education with a strong emphasis on clinical experience. Reflecting Yeshiva University’s dual mission to serve both the Jewish communities and society at large, graduates of the Childhood Education 1-6 program will assume teaching positions in a wide range of institutions, including Jewish day schools and public schools.

    Program Structure: Core Requirements and Sequence

    The program is 36 credits of advanced study geared toward educators currently holding NYS initial Childhood Education 1-6 certification. All coursework is offered in the evenings during the school year and during the day in the summer semester. 

    The recommended requirements and course sequence can be downloaded (PDF). 


    All students are required to complete a workshop in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting as well as Violence Intervention – SAVE

    Childhood Abuse Identification and Reporting is offered at no cost face-to-face every semester. Check our announcements for the upcoming dates.

    Violence Intervention – Save can be completed online through Azrieli Graduate School. Send email to srosenb7@yu.edu to register. Be sure to Include your name and YU ID in the email message. 

    This is a 2 hour workshop that can be completed online at any time prior to graduation.

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