2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education, M.A.: Advanced Curriculum and Teaching Option

Professor Robert Messano, Coordinator, Early Childhood Graduate Program
Room: CAS 215
Tel: 908-737-0301
Email: rmessano@kean.edu

Program Description

This degree 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 gain essential theoretical understandings in the field of Early Childhood Education and practical classroom applications of current, research-based teaching strategies.

Option Description

This option provides students with opportunities to examine the principles and processes of curricular development, assessment and program evaluation for young children. Emphasis is placed on strategies applicable to the classroom and the development of master teachers.

This option does not lead to initial teacher certification.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 credits

Required Courses 24

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

3

EC 5111DESIGNING AND MANAGING CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

3

EC 5230DEV THEORIES FOR TEACH EC & FS

3

EC 5275INTEGRATED CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

3

EC 5320CREATING PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES PARENTING EDUCATION

3

EC 5500INTEGRATING TECH INTO EC CURR

3

EC 5590THEORY INTO PRACTICE:ORG INT

3

EL 5606SCHOOL SUPERVISION AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

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: 30