Early Childhood Education (MSEd) Course Sequence – Full Time Fall Start

 
  • Academic Plan: ECEB2-MSED
  • Subplan: ECEB2LNYSC
  • Track 1

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

Semester 1 – Fall

Courses

  • ECF 70000 – Child Development: Birth to Age Eight (3 credits)
  • ECF 70100 – Social and Historical Contexts of Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • ECC 70300 – Early Childhood Curriculum: Birth through Grade 2 (3 credits)
  • ECC 70500 – Language and Literacy: Birth through Kindergarten ( 3 credits)

Request Permission to Register

Request Permission to register for ECC 71200 – Pre-Student Teaching Field Placements in Early Childhood. Students must apply through the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) before registering. Refer to the program fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.

Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-subject, Parts 2 and 3.
    • Part 3 may also be taken after ECC 710. Passing is required prior to student teaching (ECC 71600) or practicum (ECC 71700). These exams are a New York State certification requirement.

Semester 2 – Winter

Courses

  • ECC 71200 – Pre-Student Teaching Field Placements in Early Childhood (KC) (1 credit) (Offered during the Winter, Spring and Fall semesters)
  • ECC 70700 – Language and Literacy: English Language Learners (1 credit) (Offered during the Winter, Spring and Summer semesters )
  • ECC 71500 – Educational Technology in Early Childhood (1 credit) (Offered during the Winter and Summer semesters )

Workshop

  • 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.

Semester 3 – Spring

Courses

  • ECC 70600 – Language and Literacy: K – Grade 2 (3 credits) (Offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters)
  • ECC 70800 – Children With Special Needs: Birth through Grade 2 (3 credits)
  • ECC 71300 – The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood (3 credits)

Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-subject part 1.
  • Educating All Students (EAS)

Passing the Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-subject part 1 and Education All Students (EAS) is required prior to student teaching (ECC 716) or practicum (ECC 717). These exams are a New York State certification requirement.

Semester 4 – Fall

Courses

  • ECC 71100 – Science In Early Childhood Education: Birth through Grade 2 (3 credits)
  • ECC 71400 – Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood (3 credits)
  • ECF 70200 – Assessment In Early Childhood Education: Birth through Grade 2 (3 credits)

Semester 5 – Spring

Courses

  • ECC 71000 – Early Childhood Mathematics: Birth through Grade 2 (3 credits)
  • ECC 72000 – Integrative Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)

Request Permission to Register

Request Permission to Register ECC 71600 – Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings (KC) or ECC 71700 – Supervised Practicum in Early Childhood (KC). Students must apply through the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE) before registering. Refer to the program fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.

Semester 6 – Fall

Courses

  • ECC 71600 – Student Teaching in Early Childhood Settings (3 credits)
  • Or ECC 71700 –Supervised Practicum in Early Childhood (2 credits – students must also take ECC 71800 – Early Childhood Student Teaching (KC))

Exams

  • edTPA – Students must prepare a portfolio of materials in conjunction with their student teaching or practicum experience to demonstrate readiness for planning, teaching, and assessment. This will include unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom. The edTPA is a New York State certification requirement.

Semester 7 – Summer

  • ECC 71800 – Early Childhood Student Teaching (KC) (1 credit – can be taken in a previous semester if prerequisites are met)

Apply for

Graduation

Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the 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