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Master of Arts inEarly Childhood Education

The Master of Arts in Education with Early Childhood Education Emphasis program consists of 33 credit hours, and is offered fully online. The Master's in Early Childhood Education program is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree, and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.

Area of Study: Teacher Education

  • Next Start Date: 03/02/2015
  • Start Time: 8-9 p.m. CST
  • Credit Hours: 33
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • On Campus
  • Online
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Early Childhood Education
Curriculum Overview

Overview

Professional practices in the field of early education focus on strategies and best practices, rooted in theory and philosophy, supported by research. Students who earn their master’s in early childhood education will interpret, evaluate and apply research and theory related to all areas of early childhood education. Courses taken while obtaining the degree in early childhood education address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for advanced professional preparation.

To be considered for admission, program candidates need to be employed, or regularly volunteering, in the area of education with children.

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Credits
  • Effective Research Writing3
  • Topics & Research in Early Ed3
  • Curriculum & Instruction / ECE3
  • Observation and Assessment3
  • Play: Theory and Applications3
  • Lang Dev & Emergent Literacy3
  • Diverse Classroom3
  • Ethics for Educators3
  • Methods in EC Programming3
  • Legal and Legislative Issues4
  • eFolio and Completion3
  • Legal and Legislative Issues4
ECE-520 - Effective Research Writing

This course will emphasize the difference between academic writing for a master's program and writing for personal use. APA Formatting will be emphasized, strategies for developing a literature review, and writing for academic use will be included.

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Requirements

  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax.Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  4. Submit a current, professional resume.

Applicants must be a practitioner in their field through work or volunteerism and should demonstrate this involvement on their resume.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at helpdesk@csp.edu or (651) 641-8866¬†with any questions regarding these requirements.

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