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M.A. in Education - Early Childhood

Professional practices in the field of early education focus on strategies and best practices rooted in theory and philosophy supported by research. Students in this program will interpret, evaluate and apply research and theory related to all areas of early childhood education. Courses in this program address the NAEYC standards for advanced professional preparation which include:

  • Promoting child development and learning;
  • Building family and community relationships;
  • Observing, documenting and assessing to support young children and families;
  • Effective approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Growing as a professional