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Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Childhood (Elementary) Education

We are guided by what it means to be an education professional.

The Childhood Education Program is dedicated to the professional education and personal development of elementary teachers as advocates for children. 

Teachers are:

  • Scholars committed to a life of study and inquiry
  • Agents for democratic social change, dedicated to the practice of freedom and work of justice
  • Open to possibilities, people of aesthetic sensibility, passion, and personal vision, embracing beauty and imaginative possibility in their work
  • Self-aware people who know themselves and attend to their own growth through the practice of mindful and reflective self-examination

Adelphi student teaches toddlers sensory play with clay

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate programs include a Minor in STEP Childhood Education and BA/MA Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP).

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Graduate Programs

Graduate programs include a MA in Childhood Education: Pre-Certification, Childhood (Elementary) Special Education Programs and Advanced Certificate in Middle School Education.

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For further information, please contact:

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
p – 516.877.4100

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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