The School of Education offers B.A. and B.S. degree programs in early childhood education,
childhood education, childhood bilingual education, and course sequences for students
majoring in other departments of the college who plan to teach in secondary school.
The School of
Education cosponsors a joint A.S. degree in
Educational Studies/B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Kingsborough Community College. Information about these programs
may be obtained from Kingsborough Community College.
The School of Education offers undergraduate programs for the education of teachers in the
following areas and levels:
Education (birth - grade 2)
Education (grades 1-6)
Bilingual Education (grades 1- 6)
Education (grades 7 through 12): English, social studies, mathematics, science,
modern languages (French, Italian, Spanish); Special Subjects (kindergarten through grade
12): music, physical education
includes courses and related field experiences in schools and communities.
York State Teaching Certificate
The Early Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood Bilingual programs are registered with the
State Education Department as approved programs for initial teacher certification The Adolescence Education program is
registered as an approved program for initial teacher certification for the grades and
areas listed in the previous section.
New York City Teaching License
Effective February 2,
2004, to receive an initial New York State teaching certificate in most
fields, candidates are required to achieve passing scores on the Liberal
Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the elementary or the secondary version
of the Assessment of Teaching Skills—Written (ATS–W), and a Content
Specialty Test (CST) in their area of certification.
Candidates who received a provisional certificate effective before
February 2, 2004, in PreK–6, secondary academic titles (7–12), or
ESOL, are required to achieve passing scores on the CST in the content
area of the certification and the Assessment of Teaching
Skills—Performance (ATS–P) (video) in order to obtain a permanent
To obtain a bilingual education extension to a teaching certificate,
candidates are required to achieve a passing score on the Bilingual
Education Assessment (BEA) in the target language of instruction.
General Information is
Office of Student Advisement and Services
2105 James Hall
information about specific licenses and other requirements, individuals should contact:
New York City Public Schools
Office of Recruitment, Personnel Assessment and Licensing
65 Court Street, Room 102
Brooklyn, New York 11201
York State Teacher Certification Examinations web site:
Childhood Center Programs
The Early Childhood Center Programs provide opportunities for students in the School of Education
to observe and study young children in an educational setting. There are opportunities for
planned observations and conferences.
Students are eligible for School of Education honors when they fulfill the following
requirements: an index of 3.50 or higher in Education courses and a grade of B or
higher on an independent study project done in addition to the regular requirements of a
School of Education course of three credits or more. A grade of B or higher
must be achieved in that course.