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 MAT in Early Childhood Education B-2

 
Master of Arts in Teaching
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
 
Overview:
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) serves those who wish to teach and work with young children--from birth through age 8--and their families. Early childhood settings include, but are not limited to, infant and toddler programs, preschools, public and private pre-kindergartens through second grade, as well as community agencies.
 
Who This Program Is For:
This program is for persons with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences who are looking to obtain their Initial Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2).
 
Program Requirements:
The MAT in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) consists of twelve courses (36 credits), including one semester of student teaching. To continue in the program, students must maintain a B average.
 
Required Courses:
EECE 520 Language Development and Emergent Literacy (3 cr.)
EECE 525 Language and Literacy Learning in the Elementary Years (3 cr.)
EECE 702 Social Foundations of Education (3 cr.)
EECE 710 Ecological Perspectives on Development: The Early Years (3 cr.)
EECE 724 Curriculum and Environmental Design for Early Childhood: Part I (3 cr.)
EECE 725 Curriculum and Environmental Design for Early Childhood: Part II (3 cr.)
EECE 737 Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching (3 cr.)
EECE 750 Modern Learning Technology (3 cr.)
EECE 762 Schooling in a Diverse Society (3 cr.)
EECE 800.3 Classroom-Based Assessment and Research in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.)
ECPSE 550 Foundations of Special Education (3 cr.)
EECE 565 Student Teaching (3 cr.)
 
Certification:
Completion of this program and all New York State requirements for certification leads to recommendation by the Division of Education for NYS Initial & Professional Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2). Students should contact the Certification Office for up-to-date information on NYS certification requirements.
 
Other Information:
If taken in conjunction with the Additional Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) program, students can be certified in both Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). This option requires that students apply to the Additional Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) program and spend an additional semester in the department.
 
To Apply:
Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements: 
  • Hold an earned bachelor’s degree with a 30 credit major in the liberal arts or sciences
  • Meet the required core course requirements (see Application Worksheet)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a GRE score
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a 500 word essay
To demonstrate that applicants meet the requirements for a 30 credit major in the liberal arts or sciences and the required core course, applicants must complete the Application Worksheet.
 
Applications are accepted for fall admission only.
 

 

 Program Coordinators

 
Dr. Patricia M. Cooper
Office: Powdermaker Hall 054
Phone: 718-997-5302
Email: Patricia.Cooper@qc.cuny.edu
 

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 GRE Information

 
Please note: Effective Fall 2016 semester, all graduate Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs in New York State will require a standardized examination, such as the GRE, for admission. Click here for more details.
 
 
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