Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Leadership
By pursuing a master’s in early childhood education, you will get the chance to continue growing and supporting young children as they go through their most transformative phases. This degree program will prepare you for leadership roles in early learning, as you evaluate and refine strategies and curricula used in early childhood settings. This degree can help you achieve the skills and knowledge needed in order to make a positive impact on the lives of children, as you can help shape the emotional, social and cognitive development of children up to the age of eight.
What is a Master’s in Early Childhood Education?
An master’s in early childhood education will prepare you for leadership roles in early learning as you evaluate and refine strategies and curricula used in early childhood settings. This advanced early childhood education degree can help you achieve the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact on the lives of children. This degree can help shape the emotional, social and cognitive development of children up to the age of eight. Learn more information about early childhood education.
This master’s in early childhood education program prepares professionals in early childhood education to address the developmental needs of young children in a variety of settings using ethical practice, innovative technology, and research-based advocacy. When you successfully complete your master’s in early childhood education, you will be able to:
Evaluate evidence-based theories and strategies aligned with early development and learning needs to support high quality learning environments
Assess effective communication and collaboration strategies to positively influence partnerships with community agencies and families with young children
Evaluate early childhood curricula designed to promote development and learning across all domains of development
Evaluate effective assessment and evaluation strategies, tools, and procedures designed to improve outcomes for young children, families, and programs
Design discipline-specific action research based on relevant theory and research methodology
Propose ethical solutions that promote educational transformation in the field of early childhood education
Construct a personal definition of leadership as an early childhood education professional
Total number of credits: 30 credits
Core Course Requirements: 30 credits
To be awarded the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Leadership degree, all students must complete 30 credits with a 3.00 minimum grade point average.
Major Course Requirements (30 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Early Childhood Education
ECE 600 Leadership, Innovation, and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education
ECE 624 Advanced Topics in Child Development, Learning, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
ECE 631 Building Family and Community Partnerships
ECE 642 Quality Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
ECE 657 Assessment to Support Young Children and Families
ECE 660 Action Research and Inquiry in Education
ECE 671 Management and Administration of Early Childhood Programs
ECE 672 Personnel Management & Staff Development for Early Childhood Administrators
ECE 673 Advocacy, Policy, and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education
EDU 696 Capstone II: Culminating Project