M.Ed.-Early Childhood Education
The Master of Education degree program in Early Childhood Education prepares professionals for teaching and administrative positions in child care and preschool settings, elementary schools, early intervention special education programs, and colleges. The program is based on knowledge and developmentally appropriate practices for the teaching and learning of young children (birth through eight years of age). An interdisciplinary program, it focuses on the connections of children, family, educational settings, and community so essential to a young child's total development and individual diverse needs. The program addresses early childhood issues using sound research practices and principles and includes a focus on the graduate student's individual professional needs. Courses are taught by graduate faculty members from the elementary and early childhood education, educational foundations, special education and psychology departments.
Teacher Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the University is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Applicants must possess Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education. Applicants who have not earned certification in one of these fields must earn elementary education certification and then may satisfy early childhood certification requirements and master’s degree requirements concurrently.
Applicants must have earned a 2.75 or better undergraduate cumulative average
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Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
$531.50 - PA Resident, $749.50 - Non-Resident USD
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999