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Early Childhood Education Teacher (Birth to Grade 2), M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) ,
Our Early Childhood Program considers child development (typical and atypical) within the contexts of families, communities, and early learning settings in urban environments. Our graduates are keen observers of children who deeply understand and can document and articulate how children grow and develop.


Fundamental to the program's philosophy is a commitment to providing and advocating for linguistic and cultural developmentally effective practices, the arts and children's play as central to quality education for all young children, and the inclusion of children with special needs and English language learners. Based on the continual expansion of knowledge, our curriculum is vibrant and addresses emerging issues in the field. This includes bridging students' fieldwork and clinical experiences with current theories and research in child development, infant mental health, and early childhood education. Our coursework integrates the latest research in infancy, neuropsychology, social and emotional development, parenting and families, curriculum design, authentic assessment, emergent bilingual language development, number development, science inquiry, and technology.
Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of what is known about child development and early childhood education, as witnessed in our partnership with Lincoln Center Education, in which Brooklyn College students explore the relationship between imaginative learning and early childhood educational practices. We also prepare our students to teach in high-need communities through strong relationships with neighborhood early childhood programs and schools and our partnership with JumpStart, a non-profit organization that recruits and trains college students' to provide a rich literacy-based curriculum to preschool children and their parents in low-income neighborhoods. Faculty and students are currently involved in international partnerships and research in Sweden and China.
Our Undergraduate and Graduate Early Childhood Education Programs are nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children as part of the School of Education's national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Students will enroll in the appropriate course of studies listed below (Option A or B or C) based upon teaching experience, previous course work, and the teaching certificates they hold.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Infant and Child Development in Family, Community and Educational Contexts: Typical and Atypical
  • Foundations of Early Childhood, Early Childhood Bilingual and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Bilingual and Second Language Acquisition
  • Play in Cross-cultural Contexts
  • Developmental and Educational Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs
  • Assessment and Intervention of Early Childhood Bilingual and Second Language Learners
  • Introduction to Research in Early Childhood Education
  • Independent Project and Research Seminar
  • Developmental and Temperamental Challenges in Young Children
  • Seminar in Principles, Practices and Environments in Early Childhood Settings, including Dual Language and Special Education
  • Environments for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children with Special Developmental and Learning Needs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals

 The same requirements apply to non-degree applicants. 

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate education courses is required to maintain matriculation. 

 Applicants are interviewed and may be required to demonstrate written proficiency in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5385 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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