Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood (MA)
The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood is designed for professional decision makers, reflective practitioners, and adaptive experts. Students learn professional practices in the field of early education and focus on strategies and best practices rooted in theory and philosophy supported by research. Students in this program will interpret, evaluate and apply research and theory related to all areas of early childhood education. The coursework is designed to be sequential and the program is offered in an online format.
|ECE 520||Effective Research Writing||3|
|ECE 522||Play: Theoretical Foundations and Applications||3|
|ECE 544||Language Development and Emergent Literacy||3|
|ED 521||Educational Research and Applications||3|
|ECE 541||The Diverse Classroom||3|
|or GST 597||Graduate Study Abroad|
|ECE 526||Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECE 527||Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education||3|
|ED 582||Ethics for Educators||3|
|ECE 576||Methods in Early Childhood Programming||3|
|ED 539||Legal and Legislative Issues||3|
|ED 590||Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 1||3|
ED 591 Thesis-Option Capstone (1 credit): Graduate level action research is included in this post-Capstone course for students that want this additional option, but is not required to complete the degree program.