Early Childhood Intervention - Birth to Age 8

MS

  • Develop administrative & interpersonal skills
  • Gain understanding of inclusive programs
  • Work with students facing developmental challenges

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Early Childhood Intervention - Birth to Age 8 at Marywood

Administration of early childhood centers and issues in early childhood programs, learning theories, and literacy development are several areas covered in this program. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for the development of the administrative and interpersonal skills needed by early childhood teachers in inclusive programs. The program is built on the assumption that the public and non-public school environments are unique. For this reason, courses and other learning experiences are deeply grounded in those principles of public and non-public thought and practice. 

This program does not lead to a certification.

More About This Degree

  • Learn more about this program or visit the Education website.
  • College: Reap College of Education and Human Development
  • Courses: Available courses in this department
  • 36 Credit Hours Required
  • This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

    Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary, K-12 and special education teachers and for the preparation of other school personnel including school psychologists, guidance counselors, principals, superintendents, librarians, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists, home school visitors, and supervisory personnel are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Patricia S. Arter, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR) program

Christine L. Fryer, Ed.D.
Chairperson of the Education Department, Clinical Assistant Professor

Frances E. Russell, I.H.M., Ph.D, C.M.F.C
Associate Professor of Education

Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education and Educational Leadership
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms and a curriculum lab with excellent resources for students, including an Ellison machine, a laminator, and computer facilities.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Tony Roma

Graduate Admissions Counselor
roma@marywood.edu
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 4529

About Me: I joined the Marywood Admissions staff in December 2012. I attended Marywood for both my undergraduate and graduate programs. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business in 2010, and my Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2012. I am originally from Endicott, New York, but currently reside in Scranton, Pa.

My Interests: I’m a sports junkie! I love playing sports and watching sports, especially soccer, which I played and coached at Marywood. I also love basketball and football. I spend my free time with my wife, family, and friends. I enjoy running at Lake Scranton and working out at Marywood's Center for Athletics and Wellness. 

My Favorite Thing about Marywood: I love the sense of community at Marywood – it feels like one big family! We have so many great events all throughout the year and it is wonderful to see the students, faculty, and staff all come together. Marywood also has many beautiful, new facilities.

My Favorite Place on Campus: I love the Center for Athletics and Wellness because of the modern weight room, indoor track, and basketball arena. I also enjoy spending time in the Nazareth Student Center. Starbucks coffee, the bookstore, and the newly renovated dining hall make Naz a great place to be! 

You’d Never Guess: I am the first generation in my family to be born in the United States. Both of my parents were born in Italy, and my maternal grandparents still live in Pofi, Italy with my great grandmother!

My Best Advice:   My advice to prospective graduate students is to have an open communication flow with the admissions staff and faculty members.  Be aware of program deadlines, per-requisite courses you must complete, and exactly what materials you are required to submit.  Graduate admissions can get tricky because each department is looking for something a little bit different!

 


Master of Science in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) - Birth to Age Nine

36 semester hours

The program in EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION - BIRTH TO AGE NINE consists of 36 hours of graduate work. The courses are divided into two categories: twelve semester hours in core courses, which are intended to give the student an understanding of research, child development, foundations of education, and learning theories; and 24 semester hours in concentration courses, which provide an understanding of children in inclusive child-care centers, preschools, kindergartens, and primary grades.

Administration of early childhood centers and issues in early childhood programs, learning theories, and literacy development are several areas covered in this program. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for the development of the administrative and interpersonal skills needed by early childhood teachers in inclusive programs. This program does not lead to an initial PA certification in PK-4. Those seeking a second certification in PK-4 may need to have additional coursework. It is strongly recommended that candidates meet with the chairperson to determine if any additional coursework is needed.

I. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND CORE COURSES

12 semester hours

EDUC 501 Research Theory
3
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 554 Contemporary Learning Theories
3
PSYC 513 Child Development
3
EDUC 555 Professional Contribution 0

II. CONCENTRATION

24 semester hours

EDUC 506 Problems and Issues in Early Childhood Education/Intervention
3
EDUC 507 Inclusive Early Childhood Education Settings and Assessment
3
EDUC 508 Integrated Curriculum
3
EDUC 509 Administration of Early Childhood Education/Intervention Programs
3
EDUC 510  Emergent Literacy:An Interdisciplinary Approach
3
SPED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
3
SPED 523 Programming for At-Risk Infant/Preschool Child
3
EDUC 592 Internship - Early Childhood Education
3

After the successful completion of coursework, the degree candidate is required to complete a Professional Contribution under the guidance of a faculty mentor and to give a public presentation of the Professional Contribution.