Childhood & Early Childhood Education

Pre-Service program leading to the

Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree

Binghamton University’s pre-service program in Childhood & Early Childhood Education (CEC) leads to multiple New York State teaching certifications, while allowing students to work with children from birth through grade six in a number of different roles.

Two pathways towards a masters degree are offered:

  1. Childhood, early childhood, and literacy
  2. Childhood, early childhood, and special education.

Both pathways of these two-year full time programs involve intensive coursework, field experiences, student teaching placements, include summer and winter sessions among a small cohort of graduate students.


Plan of Study Form for CEC MSEd pathways


Eligibility for application for this program includes a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts with a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a distribution of Arts and Science coursework.

For more information regarding the application process (and transcript review) please contact Senior Staff Assistant Tami Mann at or (607)777-5322.

Last Updated: 10/5/16