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 New GRE Requirements for Teacher Education Programs


The New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015 requires graduate-level Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs to establish rigorous admissions selection criteria geared to predicting applicants’ academic success in those programs. In accordance with these new regulations, Queens College has amended its admission requirements such that individuals who apply to any program leading to New York State certification in classroom teaching and/or in educational leadership will need to submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to Queens College as part of their application. Please see this document for further details:

Master of Science in Education (MSED) 

in Early Childhood Education (Birth - 2nd Grade)

​for degree candidates who hold Initial Certification in another licensing area


This 39-credit degree program serves those seeking to teach or work with young children from birth through age 8 and their families. This includes, but is not limited to, infant and toddler settings, pre-schools, public and private pre-kindergartens through 2nd grades, as well as community agencies.Bi-lingual and Special Education Extension certificates are available through additional coursework.

Program Faculty and Director

Dr. Patricia M. Cooper:

Program Faculty

Dr. Sara Michael-Luna:

Professor Karen Steuerwalt:​

 Entrance requirements

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6) certification
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Essay
  • Two recommendations
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Please see this document for further details:

Field requirement All courses carry a field experience requirement, totaling 50 hours minimum prior to taking EECE 730/Practicum. The Practicum is equal to 6 weeks or 30 full days in the field.

Degree candidates who have received B-2 certification through New York State’s Individual Evaluation Pathway may apply to substitute an elective for EECE/730Practicum. See advisor for details.

​​​ Class Schedule Courses are taught in pairs during the week. The first course begins at 4:35. The second begins at 7:15. Some courses are offered in the hybrid format, meaning a percentage of face to face class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings. 

Entry Degree candidates enter in the fall semester only.

B-2 Certification Degree candidates are recommended for certification upon completion of the program.

MSED Early Childhood Education (Birth – grade 2) Course Schedule


 Office Information


Chair: Daisuke Akiba
Powdermaker Hall, Room 057C

65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11367

Telephone: 718-997-5302

Fax: 718-997-5325 

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 Program Coordinator

MAT B-2 Program Coordinator
Dr. Patsy Cooper
Powdermaker Hall 054
Telephone: (718) 997-5302
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