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Early Childhood (Birth-Pre K) Education

Early experiences impact later development and learning.

The Early Childhood Education Program is committed to the growth and well being of children from birth to eight-years of age, and shapes teachers who understand the affect early experiences have on later development and learning.

The program engages teachers in collaborative work that is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and inquiry-based. In-class didactic experiences and activities, field-work placements and student teaching are all planned to increase candidate awareness and sensitivity to the development of children and to provide insight into the physical, social, emotional, cultural, intellectual and creative life of a child. In addition, differences of culture, language, ethnic background, gender and ability among children permeate every aspect of the curriculum.

M.A. in Early Childhood Education programs

» View the M.A. in Early Childhood Education Pre-Certification plan of study
(For students without prior initial certification in a teaching area)

» View the M.A. in Early Childhood Education In-Service plan of study

Special Education Programs

» View Early Childhood (Birth-Pre K) Special Education Programs

Advanced Certificate Program

» View the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education plan of study

» See Gainful Employment Disclosure for Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Education


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