School of Education and Human Services
Our initial certification program in childhood education combines academic study with classroom teaching experience to help you launch your teaching career with confidence.
Teaching children requires knowledge of many different subjects, classroom management skills, and a keen understanding of how children learn. Our initial certification program in childhood education combines academic study with classroom teaching
experience to help you launch your teaching career with confidence. You’ll get more than 100 hours of field experience in classrooms – observing, learning, and student teaching. In addition to educational theory courses and practical experience, you’ll also develop your educational philosophy. At Canisius, we’ll prepare you to become a leader in education and make a difference in the lives of children.
• Start when it works for you – spring or summer.
• Qualify to teach in first through sixth grade classrooms.
• Experience first-hand teaching through our clinically-rich program.
• Earn your initial teaching certification and master’s degree simultaneously.
• Complete the program in three semesters or 12–15 months.
Note: All our initial certification programs lead to certification in New York and Ontario, Canada.
The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
International Student Requirements:
All international students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if English is not their first (native) language.
Official transcripts with certified English translations converted into U.S. equivalents (i.e. grades, course credits, etc.). World Education Services (WES) is one organization providing this paid service. Other organizations may also be accepted.
International applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form.
Canadian applicants should provide unofficial high school transcripts if you have OAC/grade 13 credits. OAC/grade 13 courses may count toward prerequisites in your program of study.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 42
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $765 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999