M.S.ED. in Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2)
The 36-credit M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) is for students without prior certification and leads to the degree of Master of Science and eligibility for initial NYS certification in Early Childhood Education. It prepares students to teach children from birth to second grade. There is also a 34 credit M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) for students who already have certification in another area.
Students graduating from this program are eligible for teaching certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). Students may also apply for Internship Certification after completing the first 18 credits. Internship Certification permits students to begin teaching while they complete their degrees.
Students with prior initial certification in another area will, upon completing this program, also be eligible for professional certification in their original certification area.
A non-certification track is available for students who are not interested in or who do not qualify for certification.
Course of Study
Tier I: Diversity, Language and Literacies in Urban Education (9 credits)
Issues in Urban Education
Language and Literacy
Tier II: Observation and Description of Urban Learners (12 credits)
Perspective on Disabilities
Classroom Inquiry I
Environments, Practices and Play in Early Childhood
Family Literacy and Parental Collaboration
Tier III: Inquiry of Urban Classrooms and Teaching Practices (9 credits)
Math and Science in Early Childhood
Classroom Inquiry II
Tier IV: Advanced Inquiry and Practice (4-6 credits)
Student Teaching: Early Childhood
Student Teaching for the Practicing Teacher: Early Childhood
* For students seeking 1st initial certification.
**For students seeking 2nd initial certification.
Students must also complete the following non-credit workshops offered through the School of Continuing Studies or present proof of equivalent training elsewhere:
Child Abuse Identification and Reporting
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