Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education Teacher Certification Course Sequence

Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

(Integrated Learning) —40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and be recommended for New Hampshire Elementary and/or Early Childhood Education Teaching Certification a student must meet the general education requirements, complete a portfolio documenting proficiency in all requisite NH professional education standards, and successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education – 9 credits

·       EDT 5720 Human Development

·       EDT 5320 Conceptual Development & Learning Theory

 
Curriculum & Instruction – 15 – 18 credits

  • EDC 5020 Leading Inclusion: Building Bridges (required)
  • EDC 5550 Reading Literacy Elementary
  • EDC 5770 Problem Solving Science

or

EDC 572 Elementary School Science I AND EDC 579 Elementary School Science II

  • EDC 5630 Math Methods – Elementary
  • EDC 5510 Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • EDC 5565 Music as Social History
  • EDC 5290 Place Based Social Studies
  • EDC 6480 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods (EC Certification only)
  • EDC 6650 Movement and Storytelling (EC Certification only)
  • EDC 5500 Integrated Arts
 
Educational & Social Policy – 3 credits

  • EDP 5900 Teaching Exceptional Children
  • EDP 5980 School Law
 
Electives – 4-7 credits

·       Courses of relevance to students’ professional goals from Education Department or other Antioch University New England academic departments.                            

 
Internship – 6 credits

·       ED 6910 or ED 6920 Elementary and/or Early Childhood Internship. (Students complete two 240—300-hour semester-long internships. For Elementary certification students, at least one internship must be in an approved, self-contained classroom where the intern assumes all the responsibilities of a teacher conducting integrated curriculum in an elementary school grades 1-6. For Early Childhood internship certification students, at least one internship must be in a pre-school, kindergarten, or first grade classroom. The second internship may be conducted in a formal school/classroom setting, or in an informal educational setting such as a nature center, educational consulting organization, or museum as approved by the internship coordinator.)

·       ED 6970 Professional Seminar (0 Credits)


Master of Education in Elementary Education with Special Education Certification

(Integrated Learning) —42 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Elementary Education and be recommended for New Hampshire Elementary Education Teaching Certification and New Hampshire General Special Education Certification a student must meet the general education requirements, complete a portfolio documenting proficiency in all requisite NH professional education standards, and successfully complete a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows:

 

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education – 9 credits

  • EDT 5720 Human Development
  • EDT 5320 Conceptual Development & Learning Theory
     
Curriculum & Instruction – 16 credits

  • EDC 6800 Reading/Literacy- Early Childhood or EDC 555 Reading/Literacy Elementary
  • EDC 5770 Problem Solving Science

or EDC 5720 Elementary School Science I and EDC 579 Elementary School Science II

  • EDC 5630 Math Methods – Elementary or EDC 553A Math Methods Early Childhood
  • EDC 5510 Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • EDC 5750 Music as Social History
  • EDC 5290 Place Based Social Studies
  • EDC 5020 Leading Inclusion: Building Bridges
  • EDC 6730 SpEd Assessment and Instructional Strategies
   
Educational & Social Policy – 6 credits

  • EDP 5900 Teaching Exceptional Children
  • EDP 5980 School Law
  • EDP 6700 Families and Supportive Networks
  • EDP 6750 Special Education Law and Policy
   
Electives – 5 credits

·       Courses of relevance to students’ professional goals from Education department or other Antioch University New England academic departments.

 

 

Internship – 6 credits

·       ED 698A Elementary and Special Education Internship

Students must complete 240—300-hour semester-long internships in approved, self-contained classrooms assuming all responsibilities of a teacher conducting integrated curriculum in an elementary school. Special Education certification students must have one elementary internship in grades 1-6 and one Special Education internship in a school or other special education setting as approved by the internship coordinator. 

  • ED 697 Professional Seminar (0 Credits)