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Childhood Education Degree Requirements

To qualify for the M.S. degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), students must fulfill the following requirements: (1) Submit scores on Educating All Students Test (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) and Content Specialty Test (CST). (2) Complete 36-42 credits of prescribed course work. (3) Submit professional portfolio. (4) Submit and pass edTPA. (5) Submit application for Initial or Professional Certification.

To qualify for the M.S. in Childhood Education-Integration of Bilingual Extension (Grades 1-6), students must fulfill the following requirements: (1) Submit scores on Educating All Students Test (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) and Content Specialty Test (CST). (2) Complete 39-48 credits of prescribed coursework. (3) Submit professional portfolio. (4) Submit and pass edTPA. (5) Apply for initial or professional certification by completing requirements for a Bilingual Extension: EDE 738, EDE 739, EDE 727, and EDS 701. (6) Pass the Bilingual Extension Assessment (BEA).

Students must consult with an advisor in the Early Graduate Childhood program before starting their master's program. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their graduate program with an advisor in the Early Childhood Education program. All students will complete the curriculum corresponding to one of the sequences below: 36-39 credits (Sequence 1); 39-42 credits (Sequence 2); 42 credits (Sequence 3); 42-45 credits (Sequence 4); 30 credits (Sequence 4); 30 credits (Sequence 5). All courses must be selected in consultation with, and with the approval of, an advisor in Early Childhood Education

Curriculum: Sequence 1 (36-39 credits): M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood for students who already possess New York State certification

The 36-39 credit curriculum for Sequence 1 consists of three instructional areas.

● Foundations (15 credits): EDC 721 (3), EDC 722 (3), EDC 735 (3), EDS 702 (3), EBS 701

● Methods Courses (18 credits): EDC 713 (3), EDC 714 (3), EDC 715 (3), EDC 716 (3), EDC 717 (3), EDC 718 (3).

● Master's Project (3): EDC 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 2 (39-42 credits): M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education leading to Bilingual Extension for students who already possess New York State certification

● Foundations (15 credits): EDC 721 (3), EDC 722 (3), EDC 735 (3), EDS 702 (3), EBS 701 (3)

● Methods Courses (21 credits): EDC 738 (3), EDC 739 (3), EDC 715 (3), EDC 716 (3), EDC 717 (3)EDC 795: Student Teaching/Internship Seminar., EDC 718 (3), EDC 727 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDC 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 3 (42 credits): M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood leading to initial New York State Certification in Early Childhood (Birth – grade 2)

● Foundations (15 credits): EDC 721 (3), EDC 722 (3), EDC 735 (3), EDS 702 (3), EBS 701 (3)

● Methods Courses (18 credits): EDC 713 (3), EDC 714 (3), EDC 715 (3), EDC 716 (3), EDC 717 (3), EDC 718 (3).

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDC 795 (3), EDC 790 or EDC 784 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDC 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 4 (42-45 credits): M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood leading to initial New York State Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth – grade 2) and Bilingual Extension

● Foundations (15 credits): EDC 721 (3), EDC 722 (3), EDC 735 (3), (3), EDS 702 (3), EBS 701 (3)

● Methods Courses (21 credits): EDC 738 (3), EDC 739 (3), EDC 715 (3), EDC 716 (3), EDC 717 (3), EDC 718 (3), EDC 727 (3)

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDC 795 (3), EDC 781 or EDC 784 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDC 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 5 (30 credits): M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education leading to initial New York State Certification in Early Childhood (Birth –grade 2) for Minor to Masters Lehman College students.

● Foundations (6 credits): EDS 702, EDS 743 (3)

● Methods Courses (15 credits): EDC 713 (3), EDC 714 (3), EDC 715 (3), EDC 717 (3), EDS 704

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDC 795 (3), EDC 790 or EDC 784 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDC 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 6 (30 credits): M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education leading to initial New York State Certification in Early Childhood (Birth – grade 2) and Bilingual Extension for Minor to Masters Lehman College students.

● Foundations (6 credits): EDS 702, EDS 743 (3)

● Methods Courses (15 credits): EDC 738 (3), EDC 739 (3), EDC 715 (3), EDC 717 (3), EDS 704

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDC 795 (3), EDC 790 or EDC 781 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDC 756 (3)

In order to be recommended for initial certification in Early Childhood Education (grades Birth – grade 2,) students must:

(a) complete the master's degree (Sequences 1, 2, 3, 4,5, or 6) with a cumulative index of 3.0 or better;

(b) present passing scores on the following New York State examinations: Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students (EAS) test, Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), and Content Specialty Test (CST) Multi-Subject. Additionally, students seeking a bilingual extension must also submit passing scores on the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA);

(c) complete the mandatory training in child abuse identification and reporting, violence prevention, and DASA; and

(d) demonstrate successful completion of a liberal arts and sciences core specific to teachers. Please see advisor for more information.

Last modified: 3/10/2015