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Approved by the New York State Education Department, Arts for Children is an academic major that satisfies pre-professional requirements leading to Childhood (Grade 1 - Grade 6) teacher certification as a classroom teacher. Students entering classroom teacher certification programs must apply and be accepted into the education program through the Department of Education and Human Development. The teacher certification program is accredited through CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation.
For more information on applying for and obtaining certification as a regular classroom teacher, go to the Teacher Certification Office Web site.
For information on admission into all teacher education programs, go to the Education and Human Development Web site.