Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention, MST

Campus: NYC


Career-changers and candidates who want to teach in early childhood (birth–grade 2) developmental and/or educational settings.

What You Learn 

This program will prepare candidates to take on the many different roles in early childhood, including classroom teachers, developmental specialists, home visitors, and family support professionals. 

How You Learn 

In the Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention program, candidates will become knowledgeable and prepared to support the learning and development of all young children (birth–grade 2), including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse, in classroom, home, and community settings, through partnerships with families. Candidates will engage in 45 credits of coursework that blends content and practices, traditionally a part of early childhood general education and early childhood special education programs. Candidates will be required to participate in clinically rich experiences throughout the program, including four intensive internship/student teaching experiences. 

Career Outcomes 

Completion of this program will lead to New York State Certification in Early Childhood Education (birth–grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (birth–grade 2). 


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. (Upon the recommendation of the director of Student Support Services or program coordinators, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional/provisional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully.) Candidates must also have transcripts documenting completion of Pace distribution requirements for the liberal arts and sciences, positive recommendations, and a major or concentration in the liberal arts and sciences.

We require the GRE-Graduate Record Examination—General Test.  Performance on the GRE will not outweigh the other required criteria in your application.

Core and Methods Courses
ED 650Research/Theory in Developing Literacy3
ED 655AEarly Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings3
ED 701Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention3
ED 702Understanding Young Children: Development and Developmental Transactions3
ED 703Family Professional Partnerships: Theories and Practices3
ED 704Blended Curricular Approaches in Early Childhood3
ED 706Creating Responsive Early Childhood Environments3
ED 708Early Childhood Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies: Processes and Practices3
ED 709Early Childhood Mathematics Development and Scientific Inquiry: Processes and Practices3
ED 712Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Assessment Practices3
TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention0
TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention0
Student Teaching and Internship Courses
ED 710Development Promotion and Intervention: Prenatal through Toddlerhood3
ED 713Early Childhood Internship3
ED 714Student Teaching in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classrooms3
ED 690Teacher as Researcher3
Total Credits42