May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.


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About the Program


Master’s in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide early childhood teachers with  developmental understanding and the evidence-based tools they need to work with young children (birth to age 5) and their families in inclusive early childhood settings such as early childcare and education centers, Early Head Start, Head Start, Infant and Toddler settings, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten as well as family-based settings. Early childhood educators and caregivers learn to promote holistic development and learning in all children and provide early intervention when needed. Students can choose between two paths while completing the requirements for an MED with a concentration in Early Childhood.

  • An MED in Early Childhood for students who are not seeking a Grades PK4  certification program or not enrolled in our Grades PK4 teacher preparation program. (NON CERTIFICATION PATHWAY)

  • An MED in Early Childhood while concurrently enrolled in our  PK4 certification preparation program. 

 

MED with a concentration in an Early Childhood Education (NON CERTIFICATION PATHWAY)


Requirements (30 credits)


Culminating Activity (3 credits)


MED with a concentration in Early Childhood Education (GRADES PK4 CERTIFICATION PATHWAY)


Requirements (30 credits)


Foundations Courses (6 credits)


Elective Courses (3 credits and as needed to meet the 30 credit degree requirement


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Culminating Activity (3 credits)


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