Childhood Education (MSEd)


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

Academic Plan



The Childhood Education program offers two tracks (or subplans).

  • Track 1 (Subplan: CHEDTKONE) is an evening program designed with career changers in mind that allows students to adapt the pace of the program to their needs.
  • Track 2 (Subplan: CHEDTKTWO) is a two-year, full-time, daytime, clinically-rich program. To elect track to after admission, please contact the Program Leader for Track 2.

Total Credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequences for 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 for Track 1

Students in the Childhood Education (MSEd) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) administered by the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE).


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 supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for one semester. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. Students may complete practicum in their current job if it is aligned with their pending certification/area of study.

Clinical Experiences for Track 2

Fieldwork begins in the first semester. Students are embedded in an elementary school for the duration of their program. Students should contact the program leader of track 2 for fieldwork information.

Certification and Licensure

This program leads to New York State certification in Childhood Education. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.


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.


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