Early Childhood Education is the term given to the teaching of children from birth to age eight. Professional practices of early childhood educators focus on teaching strategies based on child development and learning styles; creating developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practices; assessing children's development and learning; and developing positive relationships with children and families.
Learners in the M.A. program will design research and apply the results to a practical problem, understand and articulate developmentally appropriate practices, focus on advocacy and leadership within early childhood education.
This program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools