Foster Early Childhood Development
Focus on the unique characteristics and developmental tasks of young children, including the cultural, social, affective, biological and cognitive factors that affect learning in early childhood.
The Early Childhood Education degree curriculum offers two options for students. The 42-credit initial licensure program includes 12 courses plus a 16-week student teaching seminar. Students are required to complete four MEd in Early Childhood Education degree courses (EDU 521, EDU 533, EDU 543 and SPED 501) prior to applying for Teacher Certification Program acceptance (TCP).
A customized 39-credit track that includes a certification internship is available for certified teachers seeking an additional endorsement. Please speak with an admission counselor for more details.
Early Childhood Education Degree Curriculum
DEV 560 Family and Culture
DEV 565 Play
EDU 503 Methods of teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDU 521 Exploring the Principles of Education
EDU 533 Learning Through Technology
EDU 535 Early Childhood Health and Science
EDU 537 Social Studies/Arts for Young Children
EDU 543 Learning Theories and Instruction
EDU 552 Assessment for and of Learning
RDG 503 Emerging and Early Literacy Development: Grades K-4
RDG 531 Literature for Children Pre K-8
SPED 501 Students With Exceptionalities
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Education programs are accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
- New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification