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 42 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.
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).