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Master of Science in Elementary Childhood Education 

Specialization in Language and Literacy: 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

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 722 Language Learning in Cross-cultural Perspectives
EECE 787 Research in Language and Literacy

3 cr. each




Take TWO of the following courses:
EECE 731 Teaching Beginning Reading and Writing
EECE 740 The Improvement of Reading in the Elementary School
EECE 741 Language Arts in the Elementary School
EECE 744 The Art and Technique of Storytelling
EECE 745 The Reading-Writing Connection
EECE 761 Educating the Non-native Speaker of English Theory and Research
EECE 763 Teaching of Reading and Language Arts in Bilingual Education
EECE 764 Learning in the Content Areas in  Multilingual Settings Teaching  and Assessment &
EECE 765 Internship in a Bilingual Classroom
EECE 773 Families, Stories and Literacy

EECE 791 Independent Study in Bilingual Education 

3 cr. each



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