Childhood Education (MSEd) – Track 1 – Course Sequence

 

Academic Plan: CHED-MSED

This is a recommended 2-year sequence of courses. Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.

Semester 1 – Initial Core

  • CEDF 71500 – Diversity in the American School (3 credits)
  • CEDF 70900 – Child Development Grades 1-6 (3 credits, includes fieldwork, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70000 – The Art of Effective Teaching (2 credits, includes fieldwork, may also be offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70700 – The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience (3 credits, also offered in the summer)

Winter Session

  • CEDC 71300 – Health Education for the Classroom Teacher (3 credits, also offered Fall and Spring)

Semester 2 – Middle Core

  • CEDF 70600 – Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School (3 credits, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70300 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3 credits, also offered in summer)
  • CEDC 70400 – Teaching Development Reading (3 credits, includes fieldwork, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDC 70500 – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3 credits, includes fieldwork, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDF 71000 – Educational Psychology (3 credits)

Semester 3 – Social Studies/Literacy Core

Requires completion of application. Fall application deadline is April 1st. Spring application deadline is November 1st. Note: If you have taken CEDC 700 for 3-credits, register for CEDC 722, not CEDC 706.

  • CEDC 70600 – Reflective Practice in Elementary Social Studies (3 credits)
  • CEDC 73000 – Perspectives on Literacy Across the Content Areas (2 credits)
  • CEDC 715FW – Fieldwork: Reading and Social Studies (1 credit)
  • SPED 70800 – Teaching Students with Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits, also offered in the summer)
  • CEDF 71600 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)

Semester 4 – Culminating Core

Take either:

  • CEDC 72400 – Student Teaching in Grades 1-3 and 4-6 (KC) (5 credits)

OR

  • CEDC 72700 – Practicum in Grades 1–3 (KC) (2 credits) (Completed in Fall/Spring Semesters) with CEDC 72600 – Student Teaching in Grades 4–6 (KC) (3 credits) (Completed in Summer Terms)

OR

  • CEDC 72800 – Practicum in Grades 4–6 (KC) (2 credits) (Completed in Fall/Spring Semesters) with CEDC 72500 – Student Teaching in Grades 1–3 (KC) (3 credits) (Completed in Summer Terms)

Certification Exams & Workshops

Content Specialty Test (CST)

Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

Educating All Students (EAS) Exam

Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.

edTPA

Students will complete this exam during their student teaching/practicum semester.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop

Students may take this workshop through Hunter College’s Continuing Education department or with another approved provider through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) website. Students must complete for certification.

Apply for

Student Teaching/Practicum

Student Teaching/Practicum requires field placement application. Visit the program Fieldwork page for registration, placement, and application processes and procedures. Students must complete Educating All Students (EAS) Exam and Content Specialty Test (CST) Multi-Subject Grades 1-6 prior to Student Teaching.

Graduation

Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the program Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.

Certification

Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions including workshop requirements and test prep materials.