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Master of Science in Elementary Childhood Education 

Specialization in Science: Program  Requirements (39 credits) 

We are delighted that you have chosen to specialize in science. This graduate specialty is designed for early, elementary and middle school teachers. Courses in the science specialty are designed to extend your body of knowledge in science. These courses will not only expand your knowledge in life, physical and environmental science they will also include discussions about science as a way of knowing, major theories and concepts of how people learn science, and strategies for how to teach science.

Soon after you chose your specialization you should meet with an advisor to discuss your plan of study. We are also interested in hearing about your short and long-term career goals.

Advanced Study Core

15 credits

Select ONE of the following 3-credit courses:
EECE 702 Social Foundations of Education
EECE 704 Major Contemporary Issues in Education
EECE 705 School and Community

3 cr

Select ONE of the following 3-credit courses:
EECE 710 Ecological Perspectives on Development: TheEarly Years
EECE 711 Ecological Perspectives on Development: The Childhood Years
EECE 717 Ecological Perspectives on Development: The Adolescent Years

3 cr

Take ALL of the following 3 courses:
EECE 703 Classroom Realities in Diverse Settings
EECE 780 Introduction to Educational Research

EECE 782 Teacher as Researcher
(Take this as your final course in the program)

3 cr. each

Interdisciplinary Core

12 credits

Take ALL of the following courses:
EECE 796 Exploring Problems in History through Literature
EECE 797 Queens County as a Learning Lab
EECE 798 Reading and Writing for Learning in Science
EECE 799 Exploring Mathematical Ideas through Literature

3 cr. each


12 credits

Take BOTH of the following 3-credit courses: 
EECE 753 Teaching Science in Elementary School 
EECE 800 Issues in Math, Science, and Technology (This course must be taken prior to 782)

3 cr. each




Take TWO of the following courses: 
EECE 757 Physical Science for Elementary School Teachers
EECE 758 Life Science for Elementary School Teachers
EECE 759 Environmental Literature

3 cr. each




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