M.S. in Education with eligibility for Level I—Early Childhood Education Certification (grades PreK - 4)
To download an advising form outlining the program requirements click here.
Program Requirements: 36 credits (not including Field Lab credits) for MS, 39 credits for certification (plus Field Lab credits).
Testing Certification Requirements: PRAXIS Tests (www.ets.org/praxis)
- PST Reading (0710),PPST Writing (0720) and PPST Mathematics (0730) (required to apply for student teaching
- Fundamental Subject: Content Knowledge (0511)
- Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (0011)
Student Teaching Requirement: Applications are due one year before planned semester.
Prior to enrollment in any field activity, students will need:
- A police clearance
- A child abuse clearance
- FBI Criminal History Record Check
- A tuberculin test (for student teaching)
Note: Clearances should be renewed annually. Application can be found here.
|EDU 550/550F - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in Education||3|
|EDU 551/551F - Psychology of Teaching: Developmental Perspectives||3|
|EDU 642/642F - Perspectives in Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDU 632/632F - Reading Literature I Perspectives||3|
|EDU 646/646F - Language & Culture||3|
|SPE 550/550F - Foundations of Special Education||3|
|SPE 612/612F - Inclusive Classroom Practices||3|
|SPE 602/602F - Assessment: Identification & Progress Monitoring||3|
|EDU 663/663F - Interdisciplinary Teaching: Math, Science & Technology||3|
|EDU 667/667F - Interdisciplinary Teaching: Social Studies & Creative Expressions||3|
|EDU 640/640F - Reading Literature II Perspectives||3|
|EDU 695 - Early Childhood/Elementary Student Teaching||6|
Level I certificate: recommendation to the state is initiated by SJU: a Level I certificate is good for 6 teaching years.
Level II certificate: 3 years of successful teaching plus the M.S.; recommendation to the state is from school district