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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The Department of Curriculum & Teaching

MA: Early Childhood Education - Non-Certification

The program in Early Childhood Education is concerned with the education of children from birth to eight years of age. It is designed to accomplish three major goals: (a) to relate research on the growth, development, and education of young children with practice in early childhood education programs; (b) to strengthen the knowledge of early educators and other educational personnel pertaining to the education and development of young children; and (c) to investigate issues central to early childhood education, specifically focusing on issues of equity and inclusion.

Course requirements:

The M.A. non-certification program can be completed in one year through full-time study. The GRE is not required for admission.

Language and Literacy Methods (3 points; choose one of the following):

  • C&T 4131 Language and literacy in the early childhood curriculum
  • C&T 4132 Learning and teaching in the primary reading/writing classroom (or equivalent)

Child Development (3 points; choose one of the following):

  • C&T 4080 Risk and resilience in early development
  • C&T 4615 Young children, families, and social policy (or equivalent)

Equity in Early Childhood Education

  • C&T 4114 Multicultural approaches to teaching young children (or equivalent)

Additional courses:

  • A minimum of 12 points within the department
  • At least 6 points outside of the program
  • A minimum of 32 points total (for MA degree)

Breadth requirement:

  • 6 Teachers College points outside of the program

Culminating project:

  • Master's integrated project
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