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 MSEd in Early Childhood B-2

​Master of Science in Education
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
The Master of Science (MSEd) in Education in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) is an advanced program for 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 who hold  teaching certificates in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) or Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) who are looking to obtain certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) or extend their study of early childhood education. Most applicants will have completed an undergraduate program in education.
Program Requirements:
The MSEd in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) consists of twelve courses (36 credits) including one semester of practicum. To continue in the program, students must maintain a B average.
Required Courses:
EECE 703 Classroom Realities in Diverse Settings (3 cr.)
EECE 710 Ecological Perspectives on Development: The Early Years (3 cr.)
EECE 721 Professional Issues in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.)
EECE 722 Language Learning in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (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 728 Integrating Expressive Arts in Early Childhood (3 cr.)
EECE 737 Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching (3 cr.)
EECE 780 Introduction to Educational Research (3 cr.)
EECE 781 Inquiry into Teaching: Thesis (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
EECE 730 Practicum (3 cr.)
Completion of this program and all New York State requirements for certification leads to recommendation by the Division of Education for NYS Professional Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2). Students should contact the Certification Office for up-to-date information on NYS certification requirements. 

To Apply:
Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Hold a teaching certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) or Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a GRE score
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a 500 word essay
Applications are accepted for fall admission only.


 Program Coordinators

Dr. Patricia M. Cooper
Office: Powdermaker Hall 054
Phone: 718-997-5302

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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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