Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

Programs in childhood education deal with children from grades one through six. The program in childhood education is also available with a bilingual extension/specialization. The Initial/Professional Program in Childhood Education is designed specifically for graduate students without an undergraduate degree in education who wish to teach at the childhood level. The Professional Program in Childhood Education is designed for graduate students who completed an approved undergraduate major and hold a New York State Initial Certification in childhood education.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 57 Hours


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.