Graduate Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families (MSEd) – Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Full-Time – Fall Start
- Academic Plan: SENB2-MSED
- Program 1
The Course Sequence and Program Tracker is the required sequence of courses, exams, and workshops. Students must use the Course Sequence and Program Tracker in conjunction with the Course Catalog to find course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements.
Students who graduate from their teacher preparation programs in Fall 2023 or later, will be required to complete a teacher preparation assessment (TPA) as a requirement for program completion. As of April 2022, the Hunter College School of Education is reviewing the options for the TPA and we will have more information available for students in the coming months.
Semester 1 – Fall
- ECF 700 – Child Development (3 credits)
- ECC 703 – Early Childhood Curriculum Birth through Grade 2 (3 credits)
- SPEDE 768 – Fostering Development in Young Children with Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political, and Inclusive Perspectives (3 credits).
- SPEDE 769 – Evaluation, Assessment, and Program Planning for Infants and Young Children with Special Needs (3 credits)
- Students must add their Philosophy Statement created in SPEDE 768.
Apply for / Request Permission to Register
Students must apply before registering by October 1. Refer to the program Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.
Students must request permission prior to the registration period. The link to request permission is in the course notes on CUNYFirst.
Semester 2 – Winter
- ECC 712 – Pre-Student Teaching Field Placements in Early Childhood (1 credit)
Semester 3 – Spring
- ECC 704 – Language and Literacy in Early Childhood: Birth-2nd Grade (3 credits)
- ECC 709 – Mathematical and Scientific Thinking in Early Childhood (3 credits)
- SPEDE 770 – Individualized Planning, Implementation and Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood (Birth through PreK) Environments and Curricula (3 credits)
- SPEDE 772 – Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Its Application to Young Children with Special Needs (3 credits)
- SPEDE 773 – Families, Parenting, and Family-Professional Partnerships: Theories, Research, and Practice (3 credits yearlong – First Semester)
- Students must submit their Reflecting on Growth no later than the second class session of SPEDE 770.
Students must apply before registering by March 1 for Summer semester. Refer to the program Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.
Students must apply before registering by April 1 for Fall Semester. Refer to the program Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.
Semester 4 – Summer
- SPED 706 – Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3 credits)
- SPEDE 776 – Introductory Field Experiences in Early Childhood Special Education. 10 days in a Kindergarten or first or second grade classroom (2 credits)
- Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multisubject. Parts 1 and 2 are birth through Grade 2; Part 3 is non-age specific. Passing is required prior to the second semester of student teaching or practicum. This exam is a certification requirement.
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training – This workshop is a graduation requirement and can be completed at Hunter College or outside of Hunter College. Students who have already completed Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training for a previous certification do not have to take it again.
- Students must add their Individualized Assessment and Lesson Plan (Parts I, II, and III) and revised Philosophy Statement created in SPEDE 776.
Semester 5 – Fall
- ECC 707 – Language and Literacy: English Language Learners (1 credit)
- SPEDE 771 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Implications for Intervention (3 credits)
- SPEDE 773 – Families, Parenting, and Family-Professional Partnerships: Theories, Research, and Practice (3 credits yearlong – Second Semester)
- SPEDE 774 – Adaptations for Individual Learners Across the K-2 Curriculum (3 credits)
- SPEDE 77810 – Initial Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
- SPEDE 77910 – Initial Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
- Educating All Students (EAS). Passing is required prior to second semester student teaching or practicum.
- Students must submit their Reflecting on Growth no later than the second class session of SPEDE 778/910.
- Students must add their Transdisciplinary Small Group Lesson created in SPEDE 778/910.
- Students must add their RTI Review created in SPEDE 774.
Students must apply before registering by November 1 for Spring Semester. Refer to the program Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.
Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.
Semester 6 – Winter
- HED 715 – Health Education for Special Educators (1 credit)
- Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities.
Semester 7 – Spring
- ECC 713 – The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood (3 credits)
- SPED 792 – Language Development and Alternative Communication Systems for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Severe Disabilities including Deafblindness (3 credits)
- SPEDE 707 – Research Seminar: Issues in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (1 credit)
- SPEDE 77820 – Final Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
- SPEDE 77920 – Final Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
• Students must submit their final portfolio no later than 2 weeks prior to the end of the semester. This includes their revised Philosophy Statement created in SPEDE 778/920 and Culminating Reflection and Action Plan for Lifelong Learning. Failure to submit a complete portfolio by the due date can delay graduation until the next semester.
Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the program Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.
- SPEDE 773 is a yearlong course. Students take 1.5 credits each semester.
- Students working full-time in a setting that meets the ECSE requirements to use as a Practicum site may choose to complete the following to assist in maintaining employment:
- Either SPEDE 77910 or SPEDE 77920 for 3 credits AND SPEDE 77900 for 2 credits during the regular academic (Fall/Spring) semesters in your worksite.AND
- SPEDE 77800 for 1 credit in the summer session that runs from July through August, prior to, between, or after SPEDE 77810 or SPEDE 77820 and SPEDE 77800. The OCE will place you to meet the age requirement not covered in SPEDE 776 and your worksite. You are required to actively participate in this setting 5 full days per week for the entire summer session and create and implement a supervised lesson.