MEd in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
This program prepares early childhood special educators to work in primary grades, pre-school or early intervention settings serving children with special needs and their families. Students graduate with a strong foundation in child development, early childhood programs and practices, working with families, collaboration and consultation for inclusion, and adapting instruction for individual needs. Graduates may work in home-based early intervention programs, childcare centers, inclusive primary or preschool classrooms, or programs for children with special needs.
Students wishing to matriculate in this program must have a bachelor's degree and evidence of 2-3 years classroom experience working in the field of early childhood education or equivalent. Students seeking Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification must also possess a standard New Jersey Early Childhood (P-3) instructional certificate.
All candidates must meet application and admission requirements as defined by The Graduate School.
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Brochure
The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2009. 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.
|Required Courses 24 sh
|ECSE 502||Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education||3|
|ECSE 505||Early Learning and Development in Young Children With and Without Disabilities||3|
|ECSE 506||Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8||3|
|ECSE 508||Strengthening Partnerships with Families of 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 Curriculum and Methods for Early Learners With and Without Disabilities||3|
|ECSE 519||Language and Early Literacy Development||3|
|ECSE 520||Research in Inclusive Early Childhood Education||3|
|Culminating Experience Course:|
|ECSE 523||Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood Contexts||3|
|*Elective: Students must receive prior approval from advisor OR choose elective from the list below:|
|CHAD 501||Introduction to Applied Child Advocacy||3|
|CHAD 502||Child Abuse and Neglect||3|
|CHAD 521||Substance Abuse and Family Crisis||3|
|COUN 559||Dynamics of Group Process||3|
|COUN 595||Multicultural Counseling and Development||3|
|ECEL 501||Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society||3|
|ELRS 578||Testing and Evaluation||3|
|ELRS 580||Learning Theories||3|
|HLTH 520||Foundations and Methods in Health Education||3|
|READ 524||Teaching Multiethnic Literature in P-8 Classrooms||3|
|READ 600||Workshop in Contemporary Issues in Reading||3|
|SPED 567||Instructional Planning for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings I||3|
|SPED 588||Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings||3|
|PROGRAM TOTAL: 36 credits|