Chicago State University

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Chicago State University will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2017. Chicago State University opened its doors as a teacher training school in a leaky railroad freight car in Blue Island, Illinois on September 2, 1867. Today, in contrast, the university is a fully accredited public, urban institution located on 161-picturesque acres in a residential community on the Southside of Chicago. During the first year of its founding, CSU enrolled 62 students. The current student enrollment is nearly 7,200.

The path from then until now has been marked by change. During more than 140 years, CSU has changed its name, focus, governance and location. But with each transition, the university has kept sight of its educational mission and enhanced its services to Chicago and its surrounding communities.

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Today, CSU is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of Illinois. The university’s five colleges- Health Sciences, Arts and Science, Business, Education, and Pharmacy - offer 38 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree-granting programs. In addition, CSU has a Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs that reach out to the community with extension courses, distance learning and not-for-credit programs.

From its humble origins, Chicago State University has evolved into an outstanding, nationally acclaimed university that provides a value-added education for all who enter its hallowed halls. Consistently evolving to reflect state-of-the-art trends in higher education, Chicago State University prepares students for success in the twenty-first century.

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Master in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Chicago

The department offers several graduate degrees in Early Childhood-Primary Education. The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood is available to both teacher licensed and non-licensed professionals in the field through the various options specified below. [+]

Graduate Degrees in Early Childhood-Primary Education The department offers several graduate degrees in Early Childhood-Primary Education. The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood is available to both teacher licensed and non-licensed professionals in the field through the various options specified below. An initial licensure with a master's degree, Master of Arts in Teaching, is also available for those individuals who have bachelor's degrees in other disciplines and want to acquire an Illinois Teaching License. Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree. There is a six-year time limit from the date of first enrollment in graduate coursework to graduation. The Master of Science in Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction prepares students to work in a variety of professional positions (e.g., community college faculty level, program manager or director, education coordinator, child welfare worker, child advocate family specialist). Option 1, the Master of Science in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, does not lead to teacher certification by entitlement or to certification by the State of Illinois through transcript evaluation. Option 2, is restricted to candidates who hold a Illinois Type 04 or LBS1 Teaching Certificate. Applicants whose undergraduate work has been completed in a discipline other than early childhood will be required to complete the following core knowledge/courses represented in Early Childhood: ECH 5000, 5001, 5020 and 5170. Courses must be completed within the first year after program admission. Early Childhood Master of Science Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Total of 33 Credit Hours Professional Education Courses ECH 5850 Screen/ Assessment/ Evaluation/ Young Child ECH 5250 Contemporary Influences in ECH ECH 5270 Cognitive Dev. Theory ECH 5280 Multidisciplinary Approach in ECH ECH 5320 Curriculum for Pre School Prim Child ECH 5440 Development in Infancy ED 5960 Foundations of Ed. Research ECEE 5462 Field Practicum READ 5230 Best Practice in Emergent Literacy ECEE 5466 Thesis Elective Master of Arts in Teaching The College of Education offers a master’s degree program leading to initial teacher certification in Early Childhood-Primary Education. The program prepares students who have undergraduate degrees in fields other than education to become certified early childhood teachers for grades pre-school through third . The program provides change-of-career students the professional skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for successful teaching in urban schools. The curriculum is offered at the graduate level and qualifies program completers for an Illinois Teaching License with an Early Childhood Approval. The program requires field hours when school is in session, in addition to 16 weeks of full-time student teaching or internship during the fall or spring semester. The Master of Arts in Teaching has two options: one for Initial Licensure and one for subsequent endorsement in early childhood with a master's degree. MAT in Early Childhood-Primary Education Initial Licensure and Early Childhood Endorsement Required Professional Education Courses ED 5312 Teaching w/ Technology ECH 5850 Screen/Assessment/Evaluation/Yg Child ECH 5001 Ht/Phil Early Child Ed ECH 5170 Nut, Health, Safety Young Child ECH 5020 Young Child S ED 5301 Char Ex Child ECH 5320 Curriculum for Pre School/Primary ECH 5270 Cognitive Dev Theory [-]