Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

Early Childhood Education, PK-Grade 3 Northwestern State University (NSU) is proud to offer the only M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program in the state of Louisiana . This advanced program builds on content that certified teachers mastered at the undergraduate level to facilitate their work with young children, their families, and their communities. The degree program is comprised of Education courses and a Practicum experience that address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, and the program involves advanced candidates in strengthening their knowledge, skills, and dispositions relating to working with children from birth to eight years. The Early Childhood Education program at NSU is nationally approved by NAEYC, a specialized professional association recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). For those seeking admission to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program after fall 2006 , please submit the following to NSU's Graduate School (1) an application for admission, (2) documentation of GRE scores (minimum of 800; 750 with stipulations), (3) documentation of a teaching license, (4) official transcript(s) of undergraduate work or degree earned, and (5) two letters of recommendation (forms available on the NSU Graduate School website).

Accreditation:

The Early Childhood Education program at NSU is nationally approved by NAEYC, a specialized professional association recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

International Student Requirements:

Admission for International Students To be admitted for graduate study, international students must present to Northwestern State University an evaluation of their educational credentials by a United States professional evaluating service that has been approved by the university. International students must also meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, other documents required are: official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores (minimum score of 500 paper and 173 computer), an official Financial Statement Certification verifying bank funds available in U.S. dollars, an Educational Experience by Years list, a Health Form, and Immunization Record. All admission records must be on file at least 30 days prior to the date of registration. International students are only admitted on a conditional basis for the first 12 hours (see conditional admission).

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Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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