Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families (MSEd)
Welcome to the Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to program 1 from acceptance to graduation.
The Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families (MSEd) program prepares graduate candidates in support of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary age children (birth through Grade 2) and their families. Candidates are prepared for a variety of roles that include, but are not limited to, classroom teacher. These roles include coaching/consulting in homes and early childhood settings, leading community-based group learning experiences, coordinating resources and services within and across systems, and providing developmental supports across all early childhood settings. In every role, professionals are expected to partner closely with families, utilize family expertise and promote family confidence and competence. The Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families (MSEd) program has a strong emphasis on quality inclusive practice and preparing candidates to support diverse children and families, spanning culture, language, socioeconomic status, and ability.
Program 1 is for those with no New York State certification or New York State certification in an area other than early childhood education.
Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2)
- Jamie Bleiweiss, Program Leader and Faculty Advisor for last names A-E
- Melissa Jackson (Melissa.Jackson31@myhunter.cuny.edu) Imani Perez (on leave), Faculty Advisor for last names F to M
- Nancy Sall, Faculty Advisor for last names N to Z
- Christina Torossian, Administrative Advisor
- Elizabeth Harrison, Clinical Placement Specialist
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
Consult the course sequence and program trackers based on matriculation date for a suggested order of education courses. Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
Fall 2016 (onward)
Course Descriptions, Progress Standards and Exit Requirements
Review the course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements in the Course Catalog for Program 1 based on start date.
Course Catalog Summer 2022 onward
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Newly Accepted Students: Getting Started
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison, Kristen Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
Newly Accepted Students: Orientations
Welcome to the School of Education! Students will attend two orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
General New Student Orientation
The School of Education hosts monthly virtual new graduate student orientations titled “New Student Orientation – Teacher Education and Leadership”. These 60 minute online sessions will provide you with an overview of Hunter College and the School of Education. Additionally, you will find answers to many of your questions regarding registration, student life and certification. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.
Program Advising Session
Please review the Introductory Webinar and email your faculty advisor with any questions.