College of Education

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 520Effective Research Writing3
ECE 522Play: Theoretical Foundations and Applications3
ECE 544Language Development and Emergent Literacy3
ED 521Educational Research and Applications3
ECE 541The Diverse Classroom3
or GST 597 Graduate Study Abroad
ECE 526Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education3
ECE 527Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education3
ED 582Ethics for Educators3
ECE 576Methods in Early Childhood Programming3
ED 539Legal and Legislative Issues3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 13
Total Credits33