Bank Street’s online early childhood dual certification master’s program in Early Childhood Special and General Education is offered through the Graduate School of Education. Students with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible to apply. The online degree platform brings Bank Street’s unique approach to graduate education to aspiring teachers beyond the New York City metro area. As a student, you’ll prepare to be an educator with purpose, one who knows the impact they have on children, their community, and the world.

What Will You Learn in the Online Early Childhood Dual Certification Program at Bank Street?

Bank Street students learn about the continuum of development in early childhood as they consider the best ways to support a broad range of children’s social, emotional, cognitive, language, and motor growth. Bank Street’s unique approach provides aspiring teachers with knowledge of development through play, social interaction, and sensory experiences. Students learn the most up-to-date methods of teaching as they implement strategies that are supported by the most current research on inclusive practices.

Students will learn the value and methods of carefully observing children and how to use the resulting knowledge to guide teaching practices. Dual certification in general and special education gives prospective certified teachers the ability to effectively and creatively work with children across a range of contexts.

What Does It Look Like to Complete a Master’s Program Online at Bank Street?

The early childhood dual certification master’s degree is a fully online program. In addition to online coursework, Bank Street students learn by way of hands-on experience through in-person supervised fieldwork, often completed at their current school of employment. Students who are not currently working in education have the opportunity to work with Bank Street in order to achieve a flexible and convenient fieldwork placement on a case-by-case basis.

This type of flexibility is exactly what working professional educators need.

The early childhood degree prepares students to work with children starting at birth through grade 2. Dual certification means you’ll have the ability to work wit