Administration in Early Childhood & Family Studies

DEGREE OFFERED 

  • M.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Option:  Administration in Early Childhood and Family Studies

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:      June 1
Spring: December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

This option is designed to develop qualified administrators for child care programs or public and private schools. Emphasis is placed on leadership skills for directors, head teachers, and other administrative or supervisory personnel.

Certified teachers can obtain a supervision endorsement by taking additional courses, with advisement, in the Department of Educational Leadership and applying directly to the State Certification Office for Evaluation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
    • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) test scores
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Professional Resume/CV
    • Personal statement
    • Departmental interview may be required
    • Writing sample may be required
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

    *Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • 36 credits
    • Two semester (6 credits) advanced seminar

    REQUIRED CORE COURSES – 24 CREDITS

    EC 5000

    Foundations of Early Childhood and Family Studies*

    3 credits

    EC 5260

    Research in Early Childhood and Family Studies

    3 credits

    EC 5300

    Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Centers

    3 credits

    EC 5310

    Strategies for Supervision, Staff Development, and Program Planning in Early Childhood Centers

    3 credits

    EC 5320

    Creating Partnerships with Families*

    3 credits

    EC 5581

    Advanced Curriculum and Teaching: Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education

    3 credits

    EL 5606

    School Supervision and Organizational Theory

    3 credits

    EC 5590

    Theory into Practice: Observation, Interpretation & Integration*

    3 credits

    *Completion of 21 graduate credits, including all required courses.

    ELECTIVES – 6 CREDITS

    Select two courses from the following or other courses with approval of the coordinator

    EC 5100

    Language, Reading and Thought in the Young Child Theory and Practice*

    3 credits

    EC 5200

    Innovative Programs in Early Childhood And Family Studies

    3 credits

    EC 5210

    Infant/Toddler Child Care Programs: Educational Component

    3 credits

    EC 5230

    Developmental Theories for Teaching in Early Childhood and Family Studies*

    3 credits

    EC 5270

    Teaching in a Pluralistic Society: Pre-K through 3rd Grade

    3 credits

    EC 5275

    Integrated Curriculum Development*

    3 credits

    EC 5500

    Integrating Technology into the Early Childhood Curriculum*

    3 credits

     

    RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

    (EC 5590 required as prerequisite)

    EC 5598

    Advanced Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Studies I

    3 credits

    EC 5599

    Advanced Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Studies II

    3 credits

    *Required for New Jersey Certification, P-3 with passing score on Praxis for Early Childhood

    TOTAL OF 36 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

     

    FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

    Please contact one of our
    Graduate Admissions Counselors

    Program coordinator

    DR. JENNIFER CHEN
    Hennings Hall Room 419
    T. 908.737.3809
    jchen@kean.edu

     

    Updated 3/3/17