Multicultural Early Childhood and Elementary Education promotes the uniqueness of the child and their culture as a positive characteristic that enables them to accept the unique cultures of others. Home languages and culture are integral to a child’s identity, affecting their cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional development. Placing these differences and experiences at the center of the learning process in Multicultural Early Childhood and Elementary education allows pedagogy to occur in the context of what is familiar to students and that addresses multiple ways of thinking.

The Multicultural Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department in the School of Education currently offers the following degree programs:

  • AA Teacher Education
  • BA Childhood Education

Teacher candidates must select one of the following concentration content areas. Click on the links below for course offerings and requirements:

Minor in Education

  • Urban Education

Associate Degree Completion

Minimum 3.0 GPA (B Average) Required for BA Admission
Minimum 2.0 GPA (C Average) Required for Graduation

Benefits of Our Degree Program in Childhood Education

  • Challenging associate and baccalaureate degree programs that will prepare you for a successful career in the education field
  • Flexible full-time and part-time scheduling options for working students
  • Dedicated faculty who make your success their priority
  • A diverse student population and a dynamic social experience
  • Rich field experiences which provide opportunities to work with racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students in an urban community
  • PreK-6 Lab Schools
  • One-on-one assistance for persons with disabilities through the Office of Services for the Differently-Abled
  • Child care options through the Ella Baker Child Development Center - a nurturing and safe educational environment
  • A Freshman Year Program that helps incoming students navigate the crucial first year of college life
  • World-class facilities conveniently located in the heart of Central Brooklyn

Career Opportunities

BA in Childhood Education AA in Childhood Education
General education classroom teacher in an elementary school Paraprofessional
Afterschool program teacher in DOE schools or Charter Schools Teacher assistant/aid
Mentor teacher or grade leader with years of experience Childcare worker