Master of Science in Education (MSED)
in Early Childhood Education (Birth - 2nd Grade)
candidates who hold Initial Certification in another licensing area
This 39-credit degree
program serves those seeking to teach or work with young children
from birth through
age 8 and their families.
This includes, but is not limited to, infant and toddler settings, pre-schools, public and private pre-kindergartens through 2nd grades, as well as community agencies.Bi-lingual and Special
Education Extension certificates are available through additional coursework.
Program Faculty and Director
Dr. Patricia M. Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Michael-Luna: email@example.com
Karen Steuerwalt: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Childhood (Grades 1-6) certification
- 3.0 GPA
- Two recommendations
Field requirement All courses
carry a field experience requirement, totaling 50 hours minimum prior
to taking EECE 730/Practicum. The Practicum is equal to 6 weeks
or 30 full days in the field.
candidates who have received B-2 certification through
New York State’s Individual Evaluation Pathway may apply to substitute an elective for EECE/730Practicum. See advisor for details.
are taught in pairs during
the week. The first
course begins at 4:35. The second begins at 7:15. Some courses
are offered in the hybrid
format, meaning a percentage of face to face class meetings are replaced with online activities or virtual meetings.
Entry Degree candidates enter in the fall semester
B-2 Certification Degree candidates are recommended for certification upon completion of the program.
MSED Early Childhood Education (Birth – grade 2) Course Schedule