Why Choose Saint Rose for Childhood Education?

The Saint Rose graduate program in Childhood Education is designed for students who want to teach grades 1-6 but who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than education.

Small classes, dedicated professors, and rigorous preparation for classroom teaching are hallmarks of the Master of Science in Childhood Education program at The College of Saint Rose. Students complete classroom and field experiences that will earn them initial and professional certification for grades 1-6 in New York State.

Program Highlights

Consistent with the Conceptual Framework of the School of Education of The College of Saint Rose, graduates of the Childhood Education programs must demonstrate:

  • Professionalism in exercising their roles as childhood educators in social contexts
  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum, content, and best practices commensurate with pupils’ needs, ages and previous learning
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate child-centered instruction and learning and engage in innovative practice
  • Organization and positive classroom management techniques
  • Ability to teach exceptional children effectively
  • Responsiveness to the characteristics of children that reflect their cultural, socio-economic and personal histories
  • Ability to integrate a variety of technological methods and programs to enhance student learning and practitioner effectiveness

Requirements and Course Descriptions

Master of Science in Childhood Education