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Childhood Education

The Childhood Education program has received national recognition from The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 

childhoodThe Childhood Education Program prepares Bachelors and Masters degree candidates for initial teacher certification in grades 1-6; reflecting New York State Teacher Certification requirements, Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) standards, and Manhattanville's conceptual framework for teacher preparation. Teacher candidates enrolled in this program develop content and pedagogical knowledge in curriculum planning, management techniques, assessment, instructional strategies, needs of diverse learners, and using research to inform practice. In our clinically-based program, field experiences take place in a range of settings which provide candidates with varied opportunities to integrate theory and practice and to work in classrooms with college professors, practicing teachers, and students in the network of professional development schools affiliated with the department. 

Candidates are required to complete 100 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching experience. Each field placement and student teaching experience is designed to support course work and help candidates develop skills in focused learning environments.


We offer a traditional teacher education program, as well as, one with a strong clinically-based field component, designed to have teacher candidates in classrooms earlier and for longer periods of time.