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Childhood Education

The following courses have been reviewed and approved by the NYS Education Department as fulfilling specific developmental certification requirements for Childhood Education.

Childhood Developmental Level Pedagogy
EDU 661116: Building Mathematical Understanding for Grades 3-5

Childhood/Adolescent Literature
UNY 820: Multicultural Children’s Literature

Student Development Level Childhood Education Grades 1-6
EDU 661115: Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

Please visit the New York State Education Department’s website to ensure that these courses fulfill your individual certification requirements.

Please contact the Office of Teaching Initiatives if you need clarification of your individual certification needs. Beyond the courses listed above, NYSUT cannot advise you as to which courses you should take to fulfill your specific certification requirements.

Effective 12/31/13, individuals pursing additional certificates are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. This training is available from the Education & Learning Trust.

Select NYSUT Education & Learning Trust (ELT) courses are approved by the New York State Education Dept. Office of Teaching Initiatives, as fulfilling certification requirements for specific certification titles. Students must take courses for graduate credit for certification requirements.

NYSUT Education & Learning Trust strongly recommends that individuals seeking to fulfill specific certification competency areas consult the State Education Department’s Certification Office at when selecting courses to fulfill certification requirements.

All individuals pursuing their first teaching certificate should complete a registered program at an accredited university or college.

View ELT’s Tuition rates and ELT policies and Course Policies and Procedures.