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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Early Childhood Education (Birth-2nd Grade)

This 36-credit program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than education who are interested in entering the teaching profession. The program stresses reflective teaching and the proactive role of the teacher in enhancing educational quality. The MAT B-2 program offer students the opportunity to earn NYS initial certification. The programs give students progressive experience with pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment, with principles of field practice integrated into the coursework at each level. Students are required to take student teaching, with two placements as mandated by New York State. With faculty guidance, each student compiles a digital teaching portfolio that documents the development of reflective practice and self-assessment, and highlights the connections between course and field experiences within the program.

Courses are sequenced so that students begin in the Fall semester. Student teaching takes place during the second Fall semester for full-time students, and during the third Fall semester for part-time students. Student teaching placements are made by the EECE department in NYC DOE Queens schools and approved early childhood community-based programs. Full-time students complete the MAT at the end of the following Fall semester. One additional full-time semester provides the possibility of obtaining an extension certification in either B-2, 1-6, or Bilingual education. Fall enrollment only.

GRE requirement
The New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015 requires graduate-level Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs to establish rigorous admissions selection criteria geared to predicting applicants’ academic success in those programs. In accordance with these new regulations, Queens College has amended its admission requirements such that individuals who apply to any program leading to New York State certification in classroom teaching and/or in educational leadership will need to submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to Queens College as part of their application. Please see this document for further details: http://tiny.cc/qcedGRE


Master of Science in Education (MSED) in Early Childhood Education (Birth-2nd Grade)

This 36-credit degree program serves those seeking to teach or work with young children from birth through age 8 and their families. his 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. Fall enrollment only.

GRE requirement
The New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015 requires graduate-level Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs to establish rigorous admissions selection criteria geared to predicting applicants’ academic success in those programs. In accordance with these new regulations, Queens College has amended its admission requirements such that individuals who apply to any program leading to New York State certification in classroom teaching and/or in educational leadership will need to submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to Queens College as part of their application. Please see this document for further details: http://tiny.cc/qcedGRE



Additional Certification in Early Chilhdood Education (Birth-2nd Grade)

This 12-credit program is designed for those students holding 1-6 certification and a masters degree, who are seeking certification in early childhood education. Spring enrollment only.
 
 

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Faculty Directory


​Co-Program Directors
Dr. Sara Michael-Luna
Sara.michaelluna@qc.cuny.edu

Dr. Patricia Cooper
patricia.cooper@qc.cuny.edu

Program Faculty
Dr. Christopher Wagner
christopher.wagner@qc.cuny.edu

Field Placement Director
Dr. Michael Perrone
Michael.Perrone@qc.cuny.edu

Certification Director
Ms. Amy Lui
amy.lui@qc.cuny.edu


edTPA Resources
 
​Early Childhood (Birth to 2nd Grade):
Masters of Art in Teaching (B-2MAT)

Initial Certification in Birth to Age 8 & Masters Degree.

B-2 MAT Matrix

Fall admissions only. Apply in Spring.

 
​Early Childhood (Birth to 2nd Grade):
Masters of Education (B-2MSED)


Certification in Birth to Age 8 & Masters Degree.

For 1-6 New York State Certified teachers who are seeking Early Childhood certification.

B-2 MSED Matrix

Fall admissions only. Apply in Spring.

 
​Early Childhood (Birth to 2nd Grade):
Additional Certification


Certification in Birth to Age 8 & Masters Degree.

MUST have a Masters Degree and 1-6 Certification

Spring admissions only. Apply in Fall.
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