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Master of Science in Elementary Childhood Education 

Specialization in Childrens Literature: Program  Requirements (39 credits)


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
(Take this course as part of your first 12 credits)

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 3-credit 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 742 Reading Materials for Children
EECE 779 Research in Children’s Literature or
(EECE 800Issues in Children’s Literature can substitute for EECE 779)
(this course precedes EECE 782)

3 cr. each



Take TWO children’s literature electives.
Select from the courses below or from the 800 level children’s literature electives offered each semester.

EECE 744 The Art and Technique of Storytelling
EECE 746 Nonfiction for Children

EECE 747 Poetry, Verse and Word Play
EECE 748 Myths, Legends, and Folktales
EECE 759 Environmental Literature An introductory course in the specialty


3 cr. each



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