Master of Early Childhood Education
The Master of Early Childhood Education is a pathway to become a more effective early childhood education leader and change agent. The program engages candidates in opportunities, based upon Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theory, to gain the skills and knowledge to advance and advocate for the field of early childhood education.
Candidates develop an in-depth area of student for increasing competency as an INSPIRED educator. Evidence of professional growth is presented in a portfolio capstone. Candidates develop a personal teaching growth plan that is grounded in both historical and current practice as well as professional ethics to create a pathway for continuous growth and to advance the field. The inquiry based approach to learning integrated throughout the program allows candidates to develop a line of practitioner inquiry to support and implement exceptional experiences for ALL learners while advancing the field.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Evaluate effective early childhood practice using critical thinking skills, active self-reflection and professional standards.
- Examine the impact of evidence based practices and policies on children, family, schools and community.
- Demonstrate effective leadership skills to promote and advance the field of early childhood education for children, families, educators and community.
- ATP 600 Inspired Educator
- ECE 650 The Early Childhood Educator
- ECE 651 Current Issues in ECE
- ECE 652 ECE Learning & Development
- ECE 653 Best ECE Teaching Practices
- ECE 654 Collaborative Partnerships
- ECE 655 Inclusive ECE Practices
- ECE 656 Foundations of Adult Learners
- ECE 657 Foundations of ECE Advocacy
- ATP 699 Capstone/Portfolio