Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (Initial Certification), M.S.T.

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Program Contact

Pat Russo, Program Coordinator
218 Wilber Hall


The Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (Initial Certification) program is in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, which is one of six departments in the School of Education. Visit the program admissions page to apply.


Program Description

This residency program is a cohort model that combines coursework and supervised field placements. The Childhood program consists of 48 credits. The program prepares teachers to the level of excellence specified in the SUNY Oswego School of Education Conceptual Framework and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) guidelines.

MST, Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (42 cr)

B. Professional Core (3 cr)

Additional Information


It is the responsibility of the student to file for Degree Candidacy when 12-18 credit hours have been completed. Hours completed beyond 18 without candidacy may be subject to forfeiture. Candidates must have a grade of B- or better in every special education course and an overall cumulative average of 3.0 or better to qualify for degree candidacy.

Additional Program Requirements

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training  
  • Safe Schools, Healthy Students (SSHS) Training  
  • School of Education Professional Dispositions
  • Student Teaching: Each candidate will be provided two student teaching placements. Each placement is 15 weeks in length and involves a full-time commitment, all day Monday – Friday. Candidates earn either a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade for each of the two student teaching experiences. If an unsatisfactory grade is earned, the candidate may have another placement. If two unsatisfactory grades are earned, the candidate will not be placed a third time. Requirements of Student Teaching
    • Completion of Degree Candidacy
    • Completion of SSHS 1020—Safe Schools, Healthy Students (or equivalent) and DASA 1020, DASA Training.
    • Completed Student Teaching Application packet
    • Completion of cognates identified at program advisement meeting.

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