Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development


Early Childhood Development


Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention, MST

For career changers and candidates who want to teach in an Early Childhood (birth–grade 2) developmental and/or educational settings. This program is offered on our New York City Campus only.

What you learn

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

How you learn

In the MST in Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention (ECDLI) program, candidates will become knowledgeable and prepared to support the learning and development of all young children (birth–grade 2), including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse in classroom, home, and community settings, through partnerships with families. Candidates will 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. Candidates will be required to participate in clinically-rich experiences throughout the program, including four intensive internship/student teaching experiences.

Career outcomes

Completion of this program will lead to NYS certification in early childhood education (birth–grade 2) and students with disabilities (birth–grade 2).

Prerequisites/admissions requirement

Criteria for full admission include: bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, submission and review of official undergraduate transcripts documenting completion of Pace distribution requirements for the liberal arts and sciences, positive recommendations, and a major or concentration in the liberal arts and sciences. Upon the recommendation of the director of Student Support Services or program coordinators, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional/provisional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully. The GRE is required.

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