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ERIC Number: ED063252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-23
Pages: 21
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Graduate Program for Specialists in Early Childhood Education.
Stone, Deborah E.
The University of New Hampshire Department of Education with federal support began in 1969 a tripartite graduate program for the preparation of early childhood specialists. Both experienced and beginning teachers may earn a masters degree while demonstrating theory in the classroom. After a summer of child study, graduate students in teams of two design, create, and staff a multi-age learning center in a cooperating school district. Individually, they return to campus one week per month for independent study, related course work, and seminars. Local school districts provide children, classroom space, instructional materials, and a paid aide. State Department of Education personnel provide resource visits to the learning centers, help to identify potential center sites, meet with the advisory committee, and take part in the project's international field trips. The program helps the student to deal with young children and to develop early childhood specialist competencies through provision of educational experiences for local teachers, parent groups, and undergraduate students; production of a monthly newsletter written by students; and the planning and execution of the annual early childhood conference in which they provide the program of slides, films, video tapes, panel discussions, talks, and displays. Appendixes include documents supporting and illustrating the program. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham.