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Early Childhood Education
In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching
Welcome to the Program in Early Childhood Education
Students are prepared to teach in diverse and inclusive environments, including homes, schools, and other community settings, which serve children from birth to age 8 and their families. Child-centered and culturally sensitive practices are emphasized throughout the program, focusing on the need for multiple methods of instruction to accommodate a broad range of learners. Through a curriculum that integrates general and special early childhood education content, we aim to enable our initial certification students to become outstanding early childhood teachers, decision makers, and intellectual and ethical leaders.
M.A. Early Childhood Education-Initial Certification
The course of study leads to initial certification in Early Childhood Education (birth-8 years).
M.A. Early Childhood Education/Special Education-Initial Certification
The course of study leads to initial certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Early Childhood (birth-8 years).
M.A. Early Childhood Education-Special Education/Dual Certification-Initial
The course of study leads to initial certification in Early Childhood Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood (birth-8 years).
M.A. in Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education - Non-Certification masters program is concerned with the education and development of children from birth to eight years of age. It does not lead to New York State certification.
Doctor of Education
There are two doctoral specializations in Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Policy. They are highly selective and aim to prepare individuals whose prior education and experience gives promise of the ability to develop modes of inquiry suitable to the field’s complexities.
Learn More About Early Childhood Education
Program Director: Professor Mariana Souto-Manning
Contact Person: Kara SheridanPhone: 212.678.3860 Fax: 212.678.4048