The success of a child’s development can largely be attributed to the success or failure of their early educators. Teachers are responsible for understanding the importance of a healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging environment. Understanding the needs of each individual child is vital, as is championing a collaborative partnership between families, communities, and schools. Immerse yourself in early childhood education and have a lasting impact on the life of a child.
Candidates seeking a second license in Early Childhood are perfect candidates for the M.Ed. with a professional concentration in ECE.
Required Courses (30 credits):
- Planning and Assessment for Student Learning
- Learning Environments
- Integrated Methods
- Research for School Improvement
- Ethical Issues in Educational Administration
- Second License Practicum
- Choose 2 of the following classes:
- Foundations of Education
- Child Development and Learning
- Special Topics in Early Childhood Education
- Developing and Promoting Literacy
- Reading Clinical
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
Candidates completing the M.Ed. with a professional concentration in ECE will complete licensure requirements to teach in pre-kindergarten to grade three classrooms.