Jan 20, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Early Childhood Education, Birth through Grade 2 - MSEd


Program Coordinator

Christina Taharally
(212) 772-4679
1103 West
ctaharal@hunter.cuny.edu

 

This program (Academic Plan: ECEB2-MSED) leads to NYS certification in Early Childhood Education. It is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and prepares candidates for teaching in a variety of educational settings within the birth to grade 2 levels. This program is not designed for those who already have NYS certification in Early Childhood Education.

ECEB2-MSED has two tracks (or subplans). Track 1 (Subplan: ECEB2LNYSC) is for applicants with no prior NYS certificate. Track 2 (Subplan: ECEB2ANYSC) is for applicants who have prior NYS certificate.

Admission Requirements


Track 1

For applicants who do not hold New York State Certification

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of  at least 3.5.
  2. A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
  3. General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  4. A personal statement.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.
  6. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Track 2

For applicants who hold NYS certification in Childhood Education, Common Branches PreK- Grade 6, Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education, or TESOL

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of  at least 3.5.
  2. NYS initial, professional, or permanent certification in Childhood Education, Pre-K-Grade 6, Students with Disabilities Birth to Grade 2 or Grades 1-6, or TESOL.
  3. A personal statement.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Progress Standards


  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F or WU in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F or WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Course of Study


Academic Plan

ECEB2-MSED

Subplans

  • Track 1: ECEB2LNYSC
  • Track 2: ECEB2ANYSC

Total Credits

  • ECEB2LNYSC: 36-42
  • ECEB2ANYSC: 30-35

Note(s)


Please note: Students who qualify for waivers may take ECC 719.51, .52, .53 (Special Topics in Early Childhood Education, 1, 2 and 3 credits), or a course in another program with permission of the Early Childhood Program coordinator. Students may be exempted from up to 6 credits  (Track 1) or 5 credits (Track 2) based on prior equivalent course work.

 

Exit Requirements


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Track 2 students must maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
  3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.