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Certification Chart

Cert. Level Code Degree Cert. Area Prerequisites Teaching Experience
INITIAL***
  • ECED - INIT
  • ECSE - INIT
  • ECSE - DUAL
  • M.A. ECE or ECSE (40 credits)
  • M.A. Dual ECE/ECSE (48 credits)
Early Childhood Ed Early Childhood Special Ed Dual ECE/ECSE
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA
  • All or most NYS required liberal arts courses completed. Commitment to urban, public schools and diverse learners
Previous experience with young children perferred but not required.
ELEM - INIT M.A. (40 credits) Elementary 1-6
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA
  • All or most NYS required liberal arts courses completed. Commitment to urban, public schools and diverse learners
Teaching experience not required, Prior experience with children/ learners a plus
ELEM - DUAL M.A. (52 credits) Elementary 1-6 & Teaching Students with Disabilities 1-6
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA
  • All or most NYS required liberal arts courses completed. Commitment to urban, public schools and diverse learners
Teaching experience not required, Prior experience with children/ learners a plus
ELGF - DUAL M.A. - Inclusive Elementary with Gifted Education (40 credits) Elementary 1-6 & plus gifted extension
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA
  • All or most NYS required liberal arts courses completed. Commitment to urban, public schools and diverse learners
Teaching experience not required, Prior experience with children/ learners a plus
LITI-INIT M.A. -(Literacy Specialist) (32 credits) Literacy Specialist (birth - grade 6)
  • 3.0 undergrad GPA
  • Initial Certification **(any teaching credential)
Strong preference for those with teaching experience but not required
PROFES-SIONAL GIFT - PROF MA extension program (in-service) (32 credits) Gifted Extension Initial Certification** Preferred but not required
CUED M.A. (32 credits) Elementary
  • 3.0 Undergrad GPA 
  • Initial Certification** -- Elementary
Preferred but not required
CUSD M.A. (32 credits) Secondary English, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • 3.0 Undergrad GPA 
  • Initial Certification** in one of the listed areas
Preferred but not required