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 522||Play: Theoretical Foundations and Applications||3|
|ECE 544||Language Development and Emergent Literacy||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 521||Educational Research and Applications||3|
|ED 516||Family Systems for Educators||3|
|ED 582||Ethics for Educators||3|
|ECE 576||Methods, Advocacy, and Leadership in ECE||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.