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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. 

 About the EECE Department


The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE) offers undergraduate, graduate, and advanced certificate programs leading to New York State certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2), Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Literacy Education, and Bilingual Education. These programs prepare teachers to support learning and development within the family, culture, and community contexts of students and schools.

Important note regarding certification: To conform to changing NYS regulations and the requirements of various accreditation agencies, EECE graduate programs may undergo revisions that are not necessarily reflected in the Bulletin. Each semester the department holds several informational sessions about NYS certification and program requirements. Students considering graduate study in elementary and early childhood are encouraged to attend. Contact the department (718-997-5302) for the schedule.

Departmental Standards for All Programs:
Responsible training for work in the areas of elementary and early childhood education requires that candidates, in addition to meeting their program’s academic requirements, also demonstrate appropriate professional behavior in all classroom, field, and professional settings. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, interpersonal skills, professional judgment, ethical conduct, and academic integrity. In addition, candidates are expected to demonstrate oral and written communication proficiency, sensitivity to student issues, including those related to diverse backgrounds, practices, and beliefs, as well as the effective management of personal stress or adjustment difficulties. Candidates who fail to meet these personal and professional standards will be subject to review by their program faculty and/or the EECE Student Review Committee, and sanctions, such as dismissal from the program, may result. Students have the right to appeal, and should familiarize themselves with guidelines set forth in the Queens College Bulletin.

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Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to You will receive a reply as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

 Department Information


Chair: Dr. Bobbie Kabuto
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: 718-997-5302
Fax: 718-997-5325


 Announcements, News, & Events


Spring 2021 registration has started. If you have difficulty and need assistance, please email
Please describe your situation and provide your full name and CUNYfirst ID.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the 100 hours of experience working with children as a prerequisite to applying to the Undergraduate Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 Program has been waived for spring 2021 admission. Please check back in September for more information on how to apply.
Undergraduate Program

The Spring 2021 application for admission to the Queens College Undergraduate NYS Initial Certificate Program is now available.

To apply to the program for Fall 2021 admission:
1. Applicants must complete the Application for Admission to the Queens College Undergraduate NYS Initial Certificate Program, Childhood Education Grades 1-6. You may download the fillable PDF form here:

2. Submit the completed application here: This is a secure form, and it requires that you are logged in using your Queens College G-Suite account. If you have not activated this account yet, please go to Use your CAMS username (e.g. jdoe105) and password.

Emailed applications will NOT be accepted.

3. The deadline to submit an application is March 15, 2021.  
*Acceptance into the program is subject to the number of course sections available


Graduate Program

The EECE Department is offering Information Sessions for our Graduate Programs in Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 and Early Childhood Education, B-2. For more information, please see the attached flier. Please see the Powerpoint for an overview of applying to our programs.

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For more information on how to obtain a second NYS Initial Certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Education, see the attached flyers. Application deadline is November 1st.


Spring 2021 Advisement for All Programs

Advisement Hours


Summer Undergraduate Advisement

(All advisement will be virtual)

Dr. Line Saint Hilaire

Friday June 4th to Friday June 25th

Mondays and Fridays: 9:00AM - Noon and 1:00PM - 3PM

Wednesdays: 1:00PM - 4:00PM and 5:00PM- 7:00PM

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Dr. Ashraf Shady

July and August: By Appointment

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