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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bilingual Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2 - MSEd


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Program Coordinator

Brian Collins
(212) 772-4773
928 West
bcollins@hunter.cuny.edu

The graduate program in Bilingual Education is designed to prepare individuals to become effective teachers with high levels of teaching competencies using two languages of instruction. The program is offered in three languages: Spanish/English, French/English and Chinese/English. The Bilingual program leads to NYS certification in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual Education Extension.

This program offers three tracks:

TRACK 1: Those without NYS certification.
TRACK 2: Those with initial certification in Childhood Education, Special Education or TESOL.
TRACK 3: Those with initial certification in Early Childhood Education.

Admission Requirements


Track 1

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.

2. A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.

3. A general core in the liberal arts and sciences distributed as follows: 9 credits in math and science (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement); 6 credits in English; 6 credits in social studies (of which one course must be in history or geography); 3 credits in the arts; and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).

4. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese.

5. Demonstration of satisfactory oral English and Spanish, French or Chinese through an interview conducted with at least two professors.

6. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Track 2

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or master’s degree with GPA of at least 3.5.

2. NYS initial, professional, or permanent certification in Childhood Education, Common Branches Pre-K-6, Special Education, or TESOL.

3. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese.

4. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese and an interview conducted with at least two professors.

5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Track 3

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or master’s degree with GPA of at least 3.5.

2. NYS initial certification in Early Childhood Education.

3. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese.

4. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese and an interview conducted with at least two professors.

5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Progress Standards


A. 12-credit Progress Standards

1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in the program.

2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.

3. Students who receive a grade of F in any course in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.

4. Students with one grade of IN (Incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
Note: It is recommended that when not enrolled in any course students take an official leave of absence to complete their INs.

 

B. Fieldwork Benchmarks

  • All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.

  • Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C in a supervised field experience or student teaching or practicum course must apply to the chairperson of the department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F or WU may not reregister and will not be allowed to continue in the program.

  • Student teaching and practicum courses listed as “by permission only” will require that students have passed the EAS and the relevant CST certification exams.

  • Students must have no outstanding IN grades or admissions conditions in order to be given permission for registration.

Course of Study


Total Credits

Track 1 - 40-52
Track 2 - 33-45

Track 3 - 30-36

Master’s candidates who have completed some pedagogical courses may be exempted from up to 12 credits (Track 2) or 6 credits (Track 3) of coursework by providing transcripts and course syllabi as evidence that the content is equivalent to courses in the sequence and a grade of at least B has been attained.

Exit Requirements


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0
  2. Completion of ECC 72000  (Integrative Seminar in Early Childhood Education) with a grade of B or better.
  3. Track 2 and 3 students must maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
  4. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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