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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The Department of Curriculum & Teaching

MA: Early Childhood Education-Initial Certification

Course requirements for M.A. students seeking initial certification as early childhood teachers (birth–8 years):

Core Courses

  • C&T 4080 Risk and resilience in early development (3)
  • C&T 4112 Integrated curriculum in early childhood education (yearlong) (6)
  • C&T 4708 Student teaching- infancy and early childhood (two terms) (6)
  • C&T 5118 Infant and toddler development and practice (3)

Methods Courses

  • A&HM 4022 The artistic lives of young children (2)
  • C&T 4131 Language and literacy in the early childhood curriculum (3)
  • C&T 4132 Learning and teaching in the primary reading/writing classroom (3)
  • HBSS 4116 Health education for teachers (1)
  • HUDK 4027 Development of mathematical thinking (3) or MTSM 4047 Teaching & learning math in early childhood (3)

Foundation Courses

  • C&T 4001 Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (2)
  • C&T 4114 Multicultural approaches to teaching young children (3)
  • C&T 4615 Young children, families, and social policy (3) or C&T 4083 Working with families of children with disabilities
  • Out of Dept. Elective (2); students pursuing the bilingual extension must take A&HB 4021 Foundations of bilingual education (3)

Culminating Project:

Students are required to complete a culminating project.

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