Early Childhood


Birth-Grade 2

Hunter’s Early Childhood programs prepare future graduates to create caring, enriching developmental and learning experiences in classrooms, homes and communities for children from birth to age eight. We are guided by the philosophy that all children have the inherent capacity to learn and grow in environments that foster creative thinking. Our students develop the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to support children across diverse cultures, abilities, settings, ages, and urban contexts. Through field experiences, student teaching, and practicum, the programs in Early Childhood train all graduates to collaborate with team members, including families, to plan, implement and evaluate interventions that fit the needs of individual children.

Hunter graduates compete successfully in this growing field — they find positions in public, private, and community-based settings. Many go on to become leaders and change agents in their area of expertise, taking on leadership roles in schools, community-based organizations, municipalities/school districts, founding start-ups, or continuing on to doctoral work.

Programs in Early Childhood

Master’s Degree Programs for Teachers seeking Initial Certification

Master’s Degree Programs for NYS Early Childhood Certified Teachers

Master’s Degree Programs for NYS Certified Teachers (Other than Early Childhood)

Post Master’s Advanced Certificate Programs for NYS Certified Teachers with Master’s Degrees

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