Staten Island Campus Closed

The Staten Island Campus is closed today, Friday, February 5, due to a Con Edison related power outage. All other campuses are open and running on regular schedule. 

NOTE: The Golden Gloves Event is still scheduled.  

Childhood / Literacy (B-6), Bachelor of Science in Education / Master of Science in Education

The School of Education
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


Today’s teachers must be prepared to teach literacy to a very diverse population of students. New York State recognizes the need for all teachers to be proficient in literacy instruction to meet the needs of all students.

This program enables prospective teachers to become effective classroom instructors and literacy specialists who can diagnose the needs of their students and diversity their instructions in general education and inclusion settings.

This five-year program is open to undergraduate education majors who achieve a 3.5 GPA and are willing to purse a more demanding and comprehensive program of study, and who, by virtue of their academic performance and interview with the faculty, are invited to participate in this unique B.S.Ed./M.S.Ed. program.

This program leads to NY State Certification in Childhood Education and Literacy B-6 or Literacy 5-12.

This program is available on both the Queens & Staten Island campuses.

This program provides the students the ability to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in 5 years at considerable savings in cost and time.

They can also achieve dual initial certification in Childhood Education 1-6 / Literacy B-6.

Department Contacts

Queens Campus
Judith F McVarish
Sullivan Hall, 420

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Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

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