Childhood Education (MSEd) – Track 1 – Course Sequence


This sequence is for students who began the program in Spring 2023 or earlier.

Academic Plan: CHED-MSED

This is a recommended 2-year sequence of courses. Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.

Students who graduate from their teacher preparation programs in Fall 2023 or later, will be required to complete a teacher preparation assessment (TPA) as a requirement for program completion. As of April 2022, the Hunter College School of Education is reviewing the options for the TPA and we will have more information available for students in the coming months.

Semester 1 – Initial Core


  • CEDF 71500 – Diversity in the American School (3 credits)
  • CEDF 70900 – Child Development Grades 1-6 (3 credits, includes 5 hours of fieldwork, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70000 – The Art of Effective Teaching (2 credits, includes 5 hours of fieldwork, may also be offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70700 – The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience (3 credits, also offered in the summer)

Winter Session


  • CEDC 71300 – Health Education for the Classroom Teacher (3 credits, also offered Fall and Spring)

Semester 2 – Middle Core


  • CEDF 70600 – Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School (3 credits, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70300 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3 credits, also offered in summer)
  • CEDC 70400 – Teaching Development Reading (3 credits, includes 10 hours of fieldwork, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70500 – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3 credits, includes 10 hours of fieldwork, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDF 71000 – Educational Psychology (3 credits)

Certification Exam

Semester 3 – Social Studies/Literacy Core


Requires completion of application. Fall application deadline is April 1st. Spring application deadline is November 1st. Note: If you have taken CEDC 700 for 3-credits, register for CEDC 722, not CEDC 706.

  • CEDC 70600 – Reflective Practice in Elementary Social Studies (3 credits)
  • CEDC 73000 – Perspectives on Literacy Across the Content Areas (2 credits)
  • CEDC 715FW – Fieldwork: Reading and Social Studies (1 credit, includes 75 hours of fieldwork)
  • SPED 70800 – Teaching Students with Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDF 71600 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)

Certification Exam

Semester 4 – Culminating Core


  • CEDF 79200 – Integrative Seminar: Research in Childhood Education (3 credits, also offered in summer and can be taken before student teaching)

Take either:

  • CEDC 72400 – Student Teaching in Grades 1-3 and 4-6 (KC) (5 credits)


  • CEDC 72700 – Practicum in Grades 1–3 (KC) (2 credits) (Completed in Fall/Spring Semesters) with CEDC 72600 – Student Teaching in Grades 4–6 (KC) (3 credits) (Completed in Summer Terms)


  • CEDC 72800 – Practicum in Grades 4–6 (KC) (2 credits) (Completed in Fall/Spring Semesters) with CEDC 72500 – Student Teaching in Grades 1–3 (KC) (3 credits) (Completed in Summer Terms)

Students must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom. The majority of this work will be supported during student teaching seminar.

Certification Workshops

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop

Students may take this workshop through Hunter College’s Continuing Education department or with another approved provider through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) website. Students must complete for certification before they graduate.

Apply for

Student Teaching/Practicum

Student Teaching/Practicum requires field placement application. Visit the program Fieldwork page for registration, placement, and application processes and procedures. Students must complete Educating All Students (EAS) Exam and Content Specialty Test (CST) Multi-Subject Grades 1-6 prior to Student Teaching.


Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the program Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.


Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions including workshop requirements and test prep materials.