Course Requirements

Course Requirements:

The course requirements listed below apply to those candidates admitted on or after Fall 2015.  Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.

Core Courses (required for all three concentrations)
Number Name Hours
ECSE 502 Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education 3
ECSE 505 Learning and Development of Children with and without Disabilities 3
ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration, and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 3
 
Concentrations
A.    Early Childhood Education
Number Name Hours
ECSE 506 Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 509 Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education 3
ECSE 510 Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Early Childhood 3
ECSE 511  Advanced Teaching Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education 3
ECSE 542 Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs 3
ECSE 580  Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders  3
READ 519  Language and Early Literacy Development   3
     
B. Concentration in Early Childhood Autism and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Number Name  
ECSE 509 Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
ECSE 511 Advanced Teaching Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
READ 519  Language and Early Literacy Development 
ECSE 580  Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders 
ECSE 506 Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities
ECSE 582  Inquiry and Praxis: Developmental Approaches for Autism Intervention
ECSE 583  Practicum: Reflective Practice in Autism Intervention 
     
C.  Elementary Education 
Number Name  
ECSE 536 Observation and Assessment of Elementary Aged Children with Disabilities   3
ECSE 539  Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education   3
ECSE 541   Advanced Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education  3
READ 515  Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom   3
ECSE 540  Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Elementary Education  3
ELECTIVE  Students must receive prior approval from advisor OR choose from the approved list. 3
     
Culminating Experience Course (Required for all three concentrations)
ECSE 520 Research in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Education  3
     
PROGRAM TOTAL: 36 credits

 

Prerequisites 

Concentration in Early Childhood Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Candidates seeking Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification must also possess a standard New Jersey Early Childhood (P-3) instructional endorsement. 

Concentration in Early Childhood Autism and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Candidates seeking Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification must also possess a standard New Jersey Early Childhood (P-3) instructional endorsement. 

Concentration in Elementary Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
READ 500   The Nature of Reading or equivalent
FCST 512     Child Development I or equivalent
Candidates seeking Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification must also possess a standard New Jersey Elementary Education instructional endorsement.