2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education, M.A.: Administration in Early Childhood and Family Studies Option

DR. JENNIFER CHEN
Hennings Hall Room 419
T. 908.737.3809

Email: jchen@kean.edu

Program Description

This program is designed for individuals who wish to assume teaching or administrative positions in the primary grades, child care centers or nursery schools, Head Start, infant/toddler settings or family life education programs. Students are offered three options for programs leading to the M.A. degree: Administration in Early Childhood & Family Studies; Advanced Curriculum and Teaching; and Classroom Instruction with Initial P-3 Certification.

Option Description

This option is designed to develop qualified administrators for child care programs or public and private schools. Emphasis is placed on leadership skills for directors, head teachers, and other administrative or supervisory personnel.

Certified teachers can obtain a supervision endorsement by taking additional courses, with advisement, in the Department of Instruction and Educational Leadership and applying directly to the State Certification Office for evaluation.

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credits
  • 6 credits advanced seminar

Required Courses 24

EC 5000FOUNDATIONS OF EC & FS

3

EC 5260RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD ED

3

EC 5300ORG/ADM OF EC CENTERS

3

EC 5310STRAT SUPERV STAFF PROG ECC

3

EC 5320CREATING PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES PARENTING EDUCATION

3

EC 5581ADV CURR TCHG: THRY/PRAC EC ED

3

EL 5606SCHOOL SUPERVISION AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

3

EC 5590THEORY INTO PRACTICE:ORG INT

3

Electives 6

Select two courses from the following or other courses with the approval of the coordinator:

EC 5100LNG&READ&THGHT YNG CH THRY&PRA

3

EC5200INNOVATIVE PROG EC EDUCATION

3

EC5210INFANT/TODDLER CHILD CARE PROG

3

EC 5230DEV THEORIES FOR TEACH EC & FS

3

EC 5270DEV MLTICUL PERSP EC CURR

3

EC 5275INTEGRATED CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

3

EC 5500INTEGRATING TECH INTO EC CURR

3

EC 5100, EC 5230, EC 5275, EC 5500: Required for N.J. Certification, P-3

Research 6

EC 5598ADV SEM EC & FS PART I

3

EC 5599ADVANCED SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY STUDIES: PART II

3

Total Credit Hours: 36