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Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)

Recognizing that subject matter knowledge is a necessary, but insufficient requisite for educator preparation, the Endicott College Program of Study for Early Childhood Education: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2) Initial Licensure provides for a deep grounding in early childhood studies.

Links and Contacts

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Program Overview

Recognizing that subject matter knowledge is a necessary, but insufficient requisite for educator preparation, the Endicott College Program of Study for Early Childhood Education: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2) Initial Licensure provides for a deep grounding in early childhood studies, developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional methodology, and significant field experience.

Program of Study

Early Childhood Licensure Program
ECE 500 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.
ECE 505 Role of Play in Early Childhood Education 3 cr.
SPN 507 Family, School and Community 3 cr.
SPN 506 Nature and Needs of Children with Moderate Disabilities 3 cr.
ED 542 Sheltered English Immersion 3 cr.
RDG 506 Emergence of Literacy 3 cr.
RDG 511 Children’s Literature 3 cr.
ECE 568 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Early Learners 3 cr.
ECE 504 Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment (pre-practicum) 3 cr.
ECE 567 Mathematics and Science for Early Learners 3 cr.
ECE 511 Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Early Childhood Education 3 cr.
ECE 510 Practicum Experience: Teacher of Early Childhood Education 3 cr.
EXM 696 Educator Licensure Comprehensive Exam 0 cr.
Total Degree Requirements 36 cr
 
 
Early Childhood Non-Licensure Program
ECE 500 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.
ECE 505 Role of Play in Early Childhood Education 3 cr.
ECE 507 Family, School and Community 3 cr.
SPN 506 Nature and Needs of Children with Moderate Disabilities 3 cr.
RDG 506 Emergence of Literacy 3 cr.
RDG 511 Children’s Literature 3 cr.
ECE 568 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Early Learners 3 cr.
ECE 504 Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment 3 cr.
ECE 567 Mathematics and Science for Early Learners 3 cr.
Education Elective* 3 cr.
Education Elective* 3 cr.
Education Elective* 3 cr.
Total Degree Requirements 36 cr

Completion Requirements

To exit from the Early Childhood Education program for Initial Licensure, students must successfully complete all of the required courses, fieldwork, and the comprehensive examination in Early Childhood Education. Students are also required to pass the Foundations of Reading Test and the Early Childhood Test prior to the beginning of the practicum experience for successful completion of the Initial Licensure Master of Elementary Education program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of early childhood development, including language acquisition and literacy.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver effective and equitable curriculum and instruction.
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