PROGRAM: Childhood Education
Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
The Master of Science in Teaching programs are intended for those seeking initial teaching certification in Childhood Education. Most students in this program work full-time and pursue the degree on a part-time basis, averaging six credits per semester. Degree requirements vary and you will work with your advisor to develop your program plan.
Does the program lead to licensure?
Students who have completed the program, including teaching experience, and completed the other requirements set by New York State, may apply for initial teaching certification in New York State
Specific focus of the program:
Prepare candidates for certification in childhood education.
Sample job titles of alumni:
Two hours, one evening a week
Some courses offered by distance-learning
Entry terms: Fall, spring, summer
Application deadline: rolling for traditional program
Average courseload per term: 2 courses (three credits each)
Credits to completion: 39 for the Childhood program
Average time to complete the degree: 2 years
Out-of-classroom activities required:
Ten hours of fieldwork are required for every education class.
Internship/practicum required for degree completion:
Supervised student teaching for one semester or alternative method as approved by the faculty
Required academic preparation or background experience:
Specific prerequisites and minimum undergraduate GPA
The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education has granted full accreditation to Iona College's graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs.