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We prepare our students to teach in under-resourced communities through strong relationships with neighborhood programs and schools. Courses taken within the program may lead toward additional extensions and certifications in bilingual education and special education. Our graduates are hired by school districts and early childhood centers and universities, both locally and nationwide.
Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2, M.S.Ed.
Students complete internships in public and private schools throughout the New York City region as well as across the United States. The internship is a supervised experience designed to hone the requisite skills and knowledge to work as a teacher.
The salary of an early education educator varies depending on your experience, location, specialty, or certification. The average annual salary for K–12 teachers in United States is about $50,000, according to Payscale.com. Salaries for public, charter, private, and religious schools vary. Before accepting offers, compare the compensation and benefits offered at each location.
To get a sense of the occupations available with this major and the salaries of each in New York City, visit Early Childhood Teacher.
According to earlychildhoodteacher.org: “From teeming metro areas to the tiny towns upstate, New York is home to high-paying jobs in Early Childhood Education. New York offers the highest salaries for Special Ed Preschool Teachers in the country, and comes in within the top five for most of the other jobs that fall within the broader sphere of early childhood education. New York City is the natural focus of many of these numbers, but even ECE professionals in Rochester, Poughkeepsie and other cities outside the big city can look forward to great salaries, and without the high costs of big city living.”
The Magner Career Center has a wealth of information on everything you need to get started in your career, help with résumés, an internships database, job fairs, etc.