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Post Masters Certification

Fifteen-Credit Post-Master's Advanced Study Certificate

For students who have completed their master's degree and are looking for additional courses, the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers 15-credit post-master's certificates in specific fields. Each program involves five courses. Completion of all five courses (15 credits) will result in a Certificate of Advanced Study. The specific fields are:

Child Developmental Psychology
Children's Literature
Language Minority Education
Math Education
Science Education
Social Studies Education

These 15-credit specialty programs are designed to reflect:       
  • Changing demands for teacher certification in the New York State Education Department, and 
  • Needs of students who have earned the final degree in the Elementary and Early Childhood Department (MAT or MSEd), but wish to return for further course work in a specialized area.
Admissions Requirements
  • Completed online application

  • Photocopy of a diploma or transcript showing an earned master's degree
  • Photocopy of United States Teacher Certification
  • Completed applications may be mailed to Dr. Lee Bisland for signature at the following address: Powdermaker Hall 054G, Dept. of Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, New York 11367-1597
  • Upon acceptance, the Elementary Education department will contact you regarding course registration. 
Professor Bisland is available by appointment. Advisement may take place via telephone, email, or in person.

Registration for Returning Students
  • Registration forms for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters are mailed one month prior to the start of the semester.
  • Registration for the 15-credit post-master's program is not available via the Queens College registration system.
  • The department will register you for your courses when you return your registration form.
New Students
  • Deadlines:

Fall applicants - August 15
Spring applicants - January 15
Summer applicants - May 15

  • In-person registration will be held two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

 Office Information

Program Cordinator:
Lee Bisland
Location: Powdermaker Hall, Room 054G

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