Bilingual Early Childhood Education (MSEd)


Welcome to the Bilingual Early Childhood Education (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Bilingual Early Childhood Education (MSEd) program from acceptance to graduation.

This program offers three tracks. Track 1 is for those without prior New York State certification.

Academic Plan



  • ECBB2LSPAN (Spanish)
  • ECBB2LFREN (French)
  • ECBB2LCHIN (Chinese)

Total Credits for Track 1

Earn 40 to 52 credits

Program Code for Certification


Faculty Advisors

Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Program sequences provide a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Bilingual Early Childhood Education (MSEd) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum).


Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in student teaching and/or practicum as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching requires five full days per week for one semester. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. New York State requires the completion of one clinical experience in each of the grade levels (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grade 1 or 2).


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

Certification and Licensure

The Bilingual Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2 (MSEd) program leads to New York State certification in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual Education Extension.

Students who are completing or have completed the program will apply for their certification through the New York State Education Department TEACH Online Services. Students apply for either initial or professional certification in their final semester.

Please note, the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) will no longer be a certification requirement as of April 27, 2022. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for more information regarding this change.

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