MST in Early Childhood Development, Learning & Intervention
Career changers and candidates who want to teach in an Early Childhood (birth-2nd grade) developmental and/or educational settings. This program is offered on our New York City campus only.
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 MST in Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention (ECDLI) program, candidates will become knowledgeable and prepared to support the learning and development of all young children (birth through 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 NYS certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (Birth – Grade 2).
Criteria for full admission include: bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, submission and review of official undergraduate 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. 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.
Core and Methods Courses (30 credits)
ED 650 Research/Theory in Developing Literacy (3)
ED 655A Early Literacy Learning: Instructional Models and Methods for Primary Grades, Birth-Grade 3 (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)
Student Teaching and Internship Courses (12 credits)
ED 710 Developmental Promotion and Intervention: Prenatal through Toddlerhood (3)
ED 713 Early Childhood Internship (3)
ED 714 Student Teaching in Preschool and Developmental Kindergarten (3)
ED 715 Student Teaching in the Primary Years (3)
Capstone (3 credits)
ED 690 Teacher as Researcher (3)
Total Credits: 45