What do QUIERE scholars do?

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Quality Universally Inclusive Early Responsive Education (QUIERE)

What do QUIERE scholars do?

QUIERE scholars will pursue a Master of Arts degree leading to dual certification in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Along with the Dual Certification curriculum, QUIERE will address three target areas:

  1.  meeting the needs of young learners in low income families;
  2.  meeting the needs of English language learners;
  3.  promoting early literacy for diverse learners.

These areas will be threaded throughout the curriculum, along with the principle of partnering with families and collaborating with other professionals. 

QUIERE scholars will engage in a series of quality inclusive and diverse field placements in NYC while taking their courses, most of which are offered in the evening.

These field experiences will take place in homes and educational sites that include infants, toddlers, and preschoolers receiving early intervention and early childhood special education services. 

QUIERE scholars can be full- or part-time students, and at least one required field placement may be done at an appropriate worksite.

After graduation from the program, QUIERE scholars will take part in a mentoring program during their first year of teaching.