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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.

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Program Overview

At the Van Loan School at Endicott College, we prepare early childhood educators to be instructional leaders. We provide extensive coursework and background in child development, developmentally-appropriate curriculum and instruction, and tailored field experiences. Van Loan programs feature relevant and recent research in the field of education highlighting the importance of evidence-based instructional practice and data-based decision making. Our focus on the whole child throughout each course prepares teachers to consider the child’s optimum health and development. Van Loan’s education programs are taught exclusively by instructors with grounding in both research and practice.


Van Loan graduates of the Early Childhood Master’s in Education program are teachers, child care providers, tutors and experts in promoting social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive growth in all children.  Graduates of our licensure programs earn an initial license from the Massachusetts Department of Education in Early Childhood Education with the ability to teach students with and without disabilities (PreK-2).

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 following two MTELs: Foundations of Reading Test and the Early Childhood Test. Candidates must pass all required MTELs prior to the beginning of the practicum experience for successful completion of the program.

To complete the Early Childhood Education program without obtaining a license, candidates must successfully complete three electives in the field of education chosen with the guidance of their advisor.

 
 
 
 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

- Demonstrate subject matter expertise

- Design high quality and coherent instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments

- Analyze student performance and growth data and to use this data to improve instruction and practice

- Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.

- Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.

- Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.


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