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Early Childhood Education Concentration

The MS in Education degree with a non-certification concentration in Early Childhood Education is designed to promote quality early childhood education for all young children, birth through age twelve, and to improve professional practice in the early childhood community.

Our planned program supports a comprehensive understanding of the diverse cognitive, cultural, developmental, and linguistic needs of the early childhood learner. Graduates will be able to work effectively with multicultural populations of young children in a variety of settings and provide instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learning styles. In addition, our graduates are trained to use developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education to create healthy, respectful, nurturing, and challenging learning environments for all young children in their cultural contexts.

Planned Program

Fall 1

EDMM 656 Best Practices in Urban Education
EDMM 626 Principles of Early Childhood Education

Fall 2

EDMM 693 Strategies for Professional Development
EDMM 657 Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Spring 1

EDMM 628 Family and Community Partnerships
EDMM 692 Teacher Leadership

Spring 2

EDMM 688 Curriculum Writing and Revision
EDMM 646 Reaching Difficult Students

Summer 1

EDUC 500 Research Writing
EDUC 592 Technology Literacy for Educators

Summer 2

EDUC 595 Thesis Research

Professional Educator Development Concentration

The Master in Education, MS degree with a concentration in Professional Educator Development is designed for those professionals already certified, or for professionals interested in enhancing their educational growth and development through a graduate degree program. In this non­-certification track, coursework is designed and tailored around the career and professional needs of the student. In particular, for those professionals interested in assuming leadership roles in their schools, coursework is geared towards the contemporary demands within today’s school systems, including accountability, heightened attention to the achievement gap, formalized mentoring of new teachers, and effective strategies for ongoing professional development.

As a student in the Professional Educator Development concentration, you will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Effective research techniques
  • Strategies for leading colleagues
  • Understanding the parameters of school law
  • Processes related to curriculum development
  • Assessment tools for students, programs, and school performance

Planned Program

Fall 1

EDMM 656 Best Practices in Urban Education
EDMM 685 Curriculum Development for Teachers

Fall 2

EDMM 693 Strategies for Professional Development
EDMM 631 Classroom Management

Spring 1

EDMM 672 Urban Education
EDMM 692 Teacher Leadership

Spring 2

EDMM 688 Curriculum Writing and Revision
EDMM 646 Reaching Difficult Students

Summer 1

EDUC 500 Research Writing
EDUC 592 Technology Literacy for Educators

Summer 2

EDUC 595 Thesis Research

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