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Master of Science in Early Childhood Education 

Grades 1-6 Professional Certificate Program Requirements (39 credits)

The Master of Science in Childhood Education Degree is designed for students with an Initial Certificate in Childhood Education grades 1-6, who are interested in pursuing advanced pedagogical study within their certificate area.

Advanced Study Core

12 credits

Ecology of Childhood
EECE 702, EECE 704, or EECE 705
Ecological Perspectives on Development
EECE 710, 711 or 717
Research into Practice
EECE 703 Classroom Realities in Diverse Settings
EECE 780 Introduction to Educational Research

3 cr. each

Interdisciplinary Core

12 credits

EECE 797 Queens County as a Learning Laboratory
EECE 796 Exploring Problems in History through Literature
EECE 798 Reading and Writing for Learning Science
EECE 799 Exploring Mathematical Ideas through Literature

* Read note below.

3 cr. each


15 credits

An introductory course in the specialty

3 cr.


6 cr.

Culminating Activity for the Specialization
EECE 779,784,785,786,787,788 or 789

Research in the Specialization
EECE 782 Teacher as Researcher

3 cr. each

For a description of the full program in each specialty click the title:

Specialization in Children's Literature

Specialization in Educating Diverse Populations

Specialization in Family and Community Studies

Specialization in Learning Technology

Specialization in Language and Literacy Studies

Specialization in Mathematics Education

Specialization in Science Education


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