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Graduate Programs

Merrimack College

The graduate program in Early Childhood Education prepares candidates to become teachers of children in grades PreK-2, with or without disabilities. The program leads to an initial license in early childhood education, with an emphasis on the inclusion of all children. In addition to challenging and engaging coursework, students gain a rich and relevant preparation for teaching by participating in a full-time practicum in early childhood classrooms.

Course Title Credits
ED 501G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography 4
ED 502G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education 2
ED 503G Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Arts, with Field Experience 2
ED 505G Foundations of Special Education 2
ED 537G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Early Childhood Reading and Language Arts 4
ED 538G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Early Childhood Math 4
ED 557G The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs 2
ED 567G Response to Intervention Model: History, Characteristics & Implementation 2
ED 571G Understanding Children with Mild & Moderate Disabilities: Characteristics, Terminology, Practices, Placement & Adaptations 2
ED 572G Child Development and Language Acquisition: Theories, Issues, Practices and Research 2
ED 574G The Successful & Positive Classroom: Organization, Management and Accountability 2
ED 575G Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
ED 566G Practicum and Teaching Seminar for Early Childhood Education (PreK-2); 300 hours
Students must receive permission prior to enrolling in a practicum.
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Students must pass all MTEL exams appropriate for the Early Childhood Education Licensure to enroll in the Practicum Course ED 566G.

Course work and program options are subject to change.