Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention, MST
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.
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 650||Research/Theory in Developing Literacy||3|
|ED 655A||Early Literacy Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings||3|
|ED 701||Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention||3|
|ED 702||Understanding Young Children: Development and Developmental Transactions||3|
|ED 703||Family Professional Partnerships: Theories and Practices||3|
|ED 704||Blended Curricular Approaches in Early Childhood||3|
|ED 706||Creating Responsive Early Childhood Environments||3|
|ED 708||Early Childhood Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies: Processes and Practices||3|
|ED 709||Early Childhood Mathematics Development and Scientific Inquiry: Processes and Practices||3|
|ED 712||Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Assessment Practices||3|
|TCH 211A||Child Abuse and Violence Prevention||0|
|TCH 211D||DASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention||0|
|Student Teaching and Internship Courses|
|ED 710||Development Promotion and Intervention: Prenatal through Toddlerhood||3|
|ED 713||Early Childhood Internship||3|
|ED 714||Student Teaching in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classrooms||3|
|ED 690||Teacher as Researcher||3|