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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 EBS 701. (6) Pass the Bilingual Extension Assessment (BEA).

Students must consult with an advisor in the 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 credits (Sequence 1); 42 credits (Sequence 2); 42 credits (Sequence 3); 48 credits (Sequence 4); 30 credits (Sequence 5); 30 credits (Sequence 6). All courses must be selected in consultation with, and with the approval of, an advisor in Childhood Education.

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

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

● Foundations (12 credits): EDE 721 (3), EDE 722 (3), EDE 735 (3), EDS 707

● Methods Courses (21 credits): EDE 621 (3), EDE 713 (3), EDE 714 (3), EDE 715 (3), EDE 716 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDE 718 (3).

● Master's Project (3): EDE 756 (3)

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

● Foundations (15 credits): EDE 721 (3), EDE 722 (3), EDE 735 (3), EDS 707 (3), EBS 701 (3)

● Methods Courses (24 credits): EDE 621 (3), EDE 738 (3), EDE 739 (3), EDE 715 (3), EDE 716 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDE 718 (3), EDE 727 (3).

● Master's Project (3): EDE 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 3 (42 credits): M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education leading to initial New York State Certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)

● Foundations (12 credits): EDE 721 (3), EDE 722 (3), EDE 735 (3), EDS 707 (3)

● Methods Courses (21 credits): EDE 621 (3), EDE 713 (3), EDE 714 (3), EDE 715 (3), EDE 716 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDE 718 (3).

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDE 783 (3), EDE 784 or EDE 795 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDE 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 4 (42-45 credits): M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education leading to initial New York State Certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Bilingual Extension

● Foundations (15 credits): EDE 721 (3), EDE 722 (3), EDE 735 (3), (3), EBS 701 (3), EDS 707 (3)

● Methods Courses (24 credits): EDE 621 (3), EDE 738 (3), EDE 739 (3), EDE 715 (3), EDE 716 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDE 718 (3), EDE 727 (3)

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDE 783 (3), EDE 782 or EDE 784 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDE 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 5 (30 credits): M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education leading to initial New York State Certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) for Minor to Masters Lehman College students.

● Foundations (6 credits): EDS 707 (3), EDS 743 (3)

● Methods Courses (15 credits): EDE 713 (3), EDE 714 (3), EDE 740 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDS 709 (3)

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDE 783 (3), EDE 784 or EDE 795 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDE 756 (3)

Curriculum: Sequence 6 (30 credits): M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education leading to initial New York State Certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) and Bilingual Extension for Minor to Masters Lehman College students.

● Foundations (6 credits): EDS 707, EDS 743 (3)

● Methods Courses (15 credits): EDE 738 (3), EDE 739 (3), EDE 740 (3), EDE 717 (3), EDS 709 (3)

● Student Teaching Practicum (6 credits): EDE 783 (3), EDE 782 or EDE 784 (3)

● Master's Project (3): EDE 756 (3)

In order to be recommended for initial certification in Childhood Education grades 1-6, 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: 8/4/2015