Curriculum and Instruction

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) Education

Early experiences impact later development and learning.

The Early Childhood Education Program is committed to the growth and well being of children from birth to eight-years of age, and shapes teachers who understand the affect early experiences have on later development and learning.

The program engages teachers in collaborative work that is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and inquiry-based. In-class didactic experiences and activities, field-work placements and student teaching are all planned to increase candidate awareness and sensitivity to the development of children and to provide insight into the physical, social, emotional, cultural, intellectual and creative life of a child. In addition, differences of culture, language, ethnic background, gender and ability among children permeate every aspect of the curriculum.

early childhood education at Adelphi

M.A. in Early Childhood Education programs

» M.A. in Early Childhood Education Pre-Certification course requirements 
(For students without prior initial certification in a teaching area)

» M.A. in Early Childhood Education In-Service course requirements 

Special Education Programs

» Explore Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) Special Education programs

Advanced Certificate Program

» Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education course requirements
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificate in Early Childhood Education


For further information, please contact:

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
p – 516.877.4100

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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