College of Education

Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood (MA)

This program prepares educators to be professional decision-makers, reflective practitioners, and adaptive experts in the field of Early Childhood Education. It focuses on strategies and best practices rooted in theory and philosophy supported by research. Students in this program will interpret, evaluate, and apply research and connect theory to practice related to all areas of early childhood education. 

ECE 522Play: Theoretical Foundations and Applications3
ECE 544Language Development and Emergent Literacy3
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 521Educational Research and Applications3
ED 516Family Systems for Educators3
ED 582Ethics for Educators3
ECE 576Methods, Advocacy, and Leadership in ECE3
ED 590Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 13
Total Credits30