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 MSEd in Early Childhood B-2

 
​Master of Science in Education
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
 
Overview:
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.)
 
Certification:
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
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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