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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, Birth through Grade 2, Bilingual - MSEd


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There are three master’s degree programs in Early Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension.

  • Program 1 is for students without prior NYS certification.
     
  • Program 2 is for students with initial certification in childhood education or with provisional certification in elementary education, special education, or TESOL.
     
  • Program 3 is for students who have initial certification in early childhood education.

 

Program 1

The number of credits required to complete Program 1 of the master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension is determined by the student’s educational background. Students who have not previously completed any pedagogical courses equivalent to those in the program must complete 52 credits. Master’s candidate who have completed some pedagogical courses may be exempted from up to 12 credits 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. No one may be exempted from student teaching or practicum.

Program 2

The number of credits required to complete Program 2 of the master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension is determined by the student’s educational background. Students who have not previously completed any pedagogical courses equivalent to those in the program must complete 45 credits. Master’s candidate who have completed some pedagogical courses may be exempted from up to 12 credits 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. No one may be exempted from student teaching or practicum.

Program 3

The number of credits required to complete Program 3 of the master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension is determined by the student’s educational background. Students who have not previously completed any pedagogical courses equivalent to those in the program must complete 36 credits. Master’s candidate who have completed some pedagogical courses may be exempted from up to 6 credits 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. No one may be exempted from student teaching or practicum.

 

Admission Standards


Program 1

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College with a GPA of 2.8 or better.
     
  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. Completion of a satisfactory on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish as part of the application process.
     
  5. Demonstration of satisfactory oral English and Spanish through an interview.

Program 2

  1. Undergraduate degree with GPA of 2.8 or master’s degree with GPA of 3.5 or better.
     
  2. NYS initial/professional/permanent teacher certification in childhood education, elementary education Pre-K-6, special education, or TESOL.
     
  3. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample in English and in Spanish as part of the application process.
     
  4. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish and an interview.

Program 3

  1. Undergraduate degree with GPA of 2.8 or master’s degree with GPA of 3.5 or better.
     
  2. NYS initial teacher certification in early childhood education.
     
  3. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample in English and in Spanish as part of the application process.
     
  4. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish and an interview.

 

Progress Standards


A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students

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 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 students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.

5. All Program 1 students must take the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services before they complete 12 credits of coursework. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST must enroll in the school’s reading/writing workshop before being permitted to register for any additional courses.

 B. Fieldwork Benchmarks

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

Students must receive a grade of at least B in fieldwork (BILED 71150). Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C 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 will not be allowed to continue in the program.

 

Early Childhood Bilingual Education Birth through Grade 2, with a Bilingual Extension Course of Study


Total Credits:    Program 1:  40-52 credits           Program 2:  33-45 credits           Program 3:  30-36 credits

Additional Courses for Program 1


Plus 7-13 credits from the courses below based on a transcript review of prior coursework in early childhood education


Exit Standards


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0
     
  2. A grade of B or better in Student Teaching and/or Practicum.  Any student who obtains a grade of B-, C+, or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to reregister for Student Teaching and/or Practicum, which may be repeated only once. Any student who obtains a grade of F in Student Teaching and/or Practicum will not be allowed to continue in the program.
     
  3. Completion of ECC 72000  (Integrative Seminar in Early Childhood Education) with a grade of B or better.
     
  4. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.

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