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Childhood initial MSED

Degree Overview

The master of science in teaching (MST) childhood education 1-6 initial certification program has courses and field experience which are designed for candidates with a baccalaureate degree and the equivalent of a major in liberal arts and sciences.  Completion of this degree -- along with passing scores on the New York State Teacher's Exams, the required teaching experience, and fulfillment of all other NYSED requirements (see -- will qualify a candidate to receive a New York State initial and professional teaching certificate in childhood education grades 1-6. The childhood program is taught at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center, and Syracuse City Schools are partners in this Clinically Rich Program.

Program Requirements

To verify that you meet the requirements to apply to this program please contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the School of Education to arrange an advisement meeting.

Program requirements are officially described in the current SUNY Oswego Graduate Catalog. You may request additional information on the Graduate Studies website (or contact 315.312.3152, 601 Culkin Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126).  

For further information contact Dr. Marcia Burrell, Department Chair, Curriculum & Instruction Department, 214 Hewitt Union, SUNY Oswego, Oswego NY 13126, 315.312.4052.