Curriculum Requirements for M.S. Early Childhood Education, Birth to Grade 2 with Bilingual Ext.

Major Requirements

Pedagogical Core Credits:
EDPC 603 Foundations I: Philosophy and Technology of Education 3
EDPC 605 Curriculum Design and Development 3
EDPC 610 Foundations II: Diversity, Learning, and Technology in Education 3
EDPC 615 Human Growth, Development, and Learning 3
Technology Core Credits:
EDPC 664 Institutes in Education 3
Literacy Core Credits:
EDLI 635 Theory and Practice of Literacy Instruction 3
EDLI 636 Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Disorders 3
Content Core Credits:
EDLA 615 English Language Arts and Technology 3
EDSS 620 Social Studies and Technology 3
EDMA 625 Math, Science, and Technology I 3
EDSC 626 Math, Science, and Technology II 3
Student Teaching Credits:
EDPC 681 Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar 6
Bilingual Extension Credits:
EDBL 603 Foundations I: Principles and Practices in Bilingual Education 3
EDLI 634 Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Education 3
EDPC 630 Culturally Responsive Teaching 3
Total Program Credits with Bilingual Extension = 48

The Bilingual Extension program is offered to candidates who are already certified to teach in New York State and wish to teach English Language Learners (ELLs) in a bilingual setting. Upon successful completion of the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) and course requirements for this extension, teacher candidates will be certified to teach English Language Learners in a bilingual setting. As part of the required clinical experience, candidates must complete college supervised field experiences of 50 hours within a bilingual setting.