West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Education

Early Childhood Eduction


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certification in Teaching

Format: Campus

Program Description:

West Chester University has developed the master of education in early childhod education, dsigned to prepare advanced-level teachers who: 1) understand children's development and know their subject matter, 2) create developmentaly effective learning experiences and assess continuously and authentically, 3) value diversity, 4) collaborate with community partners and advocate for children and families, 5) engage in ethical professional practices and commit to personal/professional growth. Additionally, high standards of scholarship, effective communication skills, knowledge of current trends in early childhood, and understanding technology are essential. With the need for leadership in the early childhood profession great, WCU has created the following three tracks focusing on developmet of new leaders for these programs: a) M.Ed. in early childhood education (ECE) for individuals with certification b) M.Ed. in ECE but no certification c) post-baccalaureate certification


Middle States Commission on Higher Education Pennsylvania Department of Education National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In state/ 759.05 Out of state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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