Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention, MST

  • Online
Associated College

Become Certified in Early Childhood and Special Education

Become dually certified in both Early Child Education and Special Education and foster the growth and progress of young children from birth to grade 2, embracing diversity in culture, language, and abilities. Our 42-credit curriculum integrates essential content and practices from early childhood general education and special education through collaborative partnerships with families. Prepare for real-world scenarios with hands-on experiences, including four immersive internship/student teaching opportunities. Take advantage of our flexible online courses and earn your degree in less than three years.

Be Ahead of the Class

  • Become part of an education network for life. The bonds that form between our faculty and students last long after graduation.
  • Get hired. Our strong partnerships with local school districts mean that our students are getting hired before they even graduate.
  • Our coursework integrates key knowledge and dispositions necessary to teach in today’s modern classrooms, using technology to address the specific needs of all learners including students with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • We are a proud member of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), an accreditation organization for educator preparation programs that promotes the preparation of effective educators by way of innovative, outcomes-focused programs that engage education’s toughest challenges, directly and in context

Take Courses Like…

Engage in 42-credits of coursework that blends content and practices traditionally a part of early childhood general education and early childhood special education programs. Plan to participate in clinically-rich experiences throughout the program, including four intensive internship/student teaching experiences.

Experiential Learning and Opportunities 

The Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention program’s in-depth and intensive field experiences will prepare you for success as a dually certified early childhood and special education teacher (birth–second grade) in a variety of roles and community settings to impact the lives of young children and their families.

School of Education student working with children

Choose Your Career

This program will prepare you to take on the many different roles in early childhood, including classroom teachers, developmental specialists, home visitors, and family support professionals.

Where are Pace Graduates Employed?

NYC Department of Education, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester School Districts



of our graduates are employed


Highest Paid Education Early Childhood Graduates (Source:College Factual)


Special Education Job Placement (Source: Intelligent.com)