Early Childhood Education

MA in Early Childhood Education: Programs of Study

MA, Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2, Initial Certification (41 points)

Satisfactory completion of many Department of Teaching and Learning degrees includes field experiences.

Course Number

Title of Course

Foundations (6 points):
LITC-GE 2001 Language and Literacy in the Early Years (3)
TCHL-GE 2010 Inquiries in Teaching and Learning III (3)
Pedagogical Content (24 points):
ECED-GE 2037 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Theory and Methods in Integrated Curriculum (3)
ECED-GE 2314 Social Studies and Science for the Young Child (3)
ECED-GE 2701 Education of Infants and Toddlers (2)
CHDED-GE 2297 Working with Parents (3) (or equivalent)
CHDED-GE 2055 Integrated Arts in the Early Childhood and Childhood (or equivalent)
MTHED-GE 2115 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics: Foundations and Concept Development (2)
SPCED-GE 2025 Developing Strategies to Support Children's Social Behavior (3)
SPCED-GE 2126 The Young Special Needs Child: Child, Family, and Community I (3)
SPCED-GE 2160 Education of Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings (3)
Fieldwork and Integrating Seminars (9 points):
ECED-GE 2255 Field Placement in Early Childhood (1)
ECED-GE 2903, 2904 Student Teaching in Early Childhood I (2) and II (3)
ECED-GE 2002, 2003 Integrating Seminar in Early Childhood Education I (1) and II (2)
Culminating Experience (2 points):
ECED-GE 2004 Integrating Seminar in Early Childhood Education III (2)
Also required for New York State certification is
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers

 

MA, Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Initial Certification (46 points)

This program is open to participants who have a bachelor’s degree but who are not yet certified to teach. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for New York State certification in both general and special education at the early childhood level (birth-grade 2). Students may complete this program on an accelerated, full-time basis in a little more than a calendar year, commencing early in the summer, followed by fall and spring semesters, and concluding the following summer.

Satisfactory completion of many Department of Teaching and Learning degrees includes field experiences.

Course Number

Title of Course

General Pedagogical Core (6 points):
TCHL-GE 2010 Inquiries in Teaching and Learning III (3)
LITC-GE 2001 Language and Literacy in the Early Years (3)
Specialized Pedagogical Courses - Early Childhood (12 points):
ECED-GE 2037 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Theory and Methods in Integrated Curriculum (3)
ECED-GE 2314 Science and Social Studies in the Early Years (2)
ECED-GE 2701 The Education of Infants and Toddlers (2)
MTHED-GE 2115 Teaching Elementary School Math: Foundations and Concept Development (2)
CHDED-GE 2055 Integrated Arts in the Early Childhood and Childhood (2)
ECED-GE 2003 Integrating Seminar in Early Childhood Education II (2)
Specialized Pedagogical Courses - Special Education (18 points):
SPCED-GE 2126 The Young Special Needs Child: Child, Family, and Community I (3)
SPCED-GE 2127 The Young Special Needs Child: Child, Family, and Community II (3)
SPCED-GE 2160 Educating Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings (3)
SPCED-GE 2128 Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Special Education (3)
SPCED-GE 2052 Education of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3)
SPCED-GE 2108 Strategies for Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (3)
Observation, Fieldwork, and Student Teaching (7 points):
TCHL-GE 2005 Field Work in Schools and Other Settings - Infants and Toddlers (0)
ECED-GE 2255 Field Placement in Early Childhood (1)
SPCED-GE 2502 Observations in Early Childhood Special Education Settings (1)
ECED-GE 2903 Student Teaching in Early Childhood I (2)
SPCED-GE 2904 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education II (3)
Culminating Experience (2 points):
SPCED-GE 2512 Integrating Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education II (2)
Also required for New York State certification is:
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers(0)