Following the city’s move to expand early childhood education, there is a demand for 2,000 new pre-K teachers to be certified and prepared for the classroom by September 2015. In response, CUNY’s Early Childhood Professional Development Institute has moved to create a new accelerated program which prepares new teachers through one of two tracks throughout five CUNY campuses: Brooklyn College, Hunter, City College, Lehman, and Queens College. Track one is an accelerated 14-month master’s program, and track two, for those already pursuing certification, helps students get certified more quickly while providing additional support. As of this summer, 120 students are enrolled in the program through these five campuses.

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