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Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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All programs in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE) demonstrate a commitment to Ethics, Excellence, and Equity in education through preparing students to be teachers and community educators who respect all families, honor linguistic and cultural diversity, hold high expectations of all learners, and are proficient in the academic and technological standards of the profession.  

Undergraduate Program

Childhood Education, Grades 1–6

Graduate Programs

Early Childhood Education (Birth- 2nd Grades)

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Dual Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Bilingual Education

Literacy Teacher (Birth-6 Grade)

Post-Masters Certificates 

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

NEW  We offer two new Spring-semester only, 4-course Additional Certification programs in Early Childhood Education (Birth-2nd Grade) and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) for applicants holding a masters degree and initial certification. See link in right hand column for more information.

36-credit Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT)

15-credit Post-Master’s Certificate Program

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education 

The summary of three different bilingual programs is available here.

How to apply: Applicants to a graduate program should consult the Graduate Admissions website.

Important note:

Because requirements for certification in New York State may change and result in program modifications, it is essential that prospective EECE students keep informed by maintaining communication with the department.



 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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 Events and Updates

Queens College, CUNY seeks to recruit 20 candidates whose tuition will be partially funded by the NYSED OBEWL for the completion of five courses leading to the Bilingual Extension. Click here for more information about the Online Bilingual Extension Program.​​

NEW Spring-semester only, 4-course ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION programs in Early Childhood Education (Birth-2nd Grade) and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6).
Click here for more information and faculty contact.


Sabbatical Program for New York City Teachers​

Program Contacts

Childhood Education 1-6
Dr. Line Saint-Hilaire
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054U
Phone: 718-997-5348

Bilingual Education
Dr. Patricia Velasco
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054E
Phone: 718-997-5318

Childhood Education 1-6
Dr. Mary Bushnell Greiner
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054
Phone:  (718) 997-5302

Early Childhood Education B-2
Dr. Patricia Cooper
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054
Phone: (718) 997-5302

Dr. Sara Michael Luna
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054
Phone: (718) 997-5392

Literacy Education
Dr. Bobbie Kabuto
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054T
Phone: 718-997-5307

Sabbatical Program
Dr. Theodore Kesler
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054H
Phone: 718-997-5183


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