Childhood Education (MSEd) – Track 2 – Course Sequence


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

Academic Plan: CHED-MSED

The Clinically Rich program includes immersive experience in the classroom with coursework closely aligned to the field. Students work with mentor teachers in one school for the entirety of the school year and develop strong relationships with students, faculty, and school communities. The program follows a cohort model with courses generally held on Mondays and Tuesdays, followed by Wednesday and Thursday field days, with a seminar taking place Thursday evenings.

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.

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.

Required Coursework with No Designated Timeline

Students who begin the program during Spring are advised to take these courses first.

  • CEDC 70700 – The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience (3 credits, may be offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 71300 – Health Education for the Classroom Teacher (3 credits, also offered in winter session)
  • CEDF 70600 – Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations in Education: The American School (3 credits, also offered in the summer)

Fall – Semester 1


Students will be working in classrooms every day for the first two weeks of the NYCDOE academic calendar. Thereafter, two full days of fieldwork on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • CEDF 70900 – Child Development Grades 1-9 (3 credits)
  • CEDC 70100 – Beginning Elementary Literacy Methods (3 credits)
  • CEDC 70300 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3 credits)
  • CEDC 70500 – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3 credits)
  • CEDC 77200 – Fieldwork and Teaching Seminar 1 (2 credits)

Spring – Semester 2


Two full days of fieldwork on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • CEDC 70200 – Advanced Elementary Literacy Methods (3 credits)
  • CEDC 70600 – Reflective Practice in Elementary Social Studies (3 credits)
  • EDESL 77100 – K-12 Curriculum and Materials through the Content Areas (4 credits)
  • CEDF 71000 – Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • CEDC 77300 – Fieldwork and Teaching Seminar 2 (2 credits)

Certification Exam

Fall – Semester 3


Students will be working in classrooms every day for the first two weeks of the NYCDOE academic calendar. Thereafter, two full days of fieldwork on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • CEDF 71500 – Diversity in the American School (3 credits)
  • CEDC 73900 – Advanced Methods in Elementary Schools: Mathematics, Science, and S.S. (3 credits)
  • SPED 70800 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
  • CEDF 71600 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
  • CEDC 77400 – Fieldwork and Teaching Seminar 3 (3 credits)

Certification Exam

Spring – Semester 4


Students work in the field five full days per week. Students must complete Educating All Students (EAS) Exam and Content Specialty Test (CST) Multi-Subject Grades 1-6 prior to this semester.

  • CEDC 77500 – Fieldwork and Teaching Seminar 4 (3 credits)
    • 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


Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the 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.