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.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.Schedule TOEFL®
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.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.