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Education - Early Childhood and Elementary, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education is designed to allow students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for effective instruction and care, leadership, and advocacy in early childhood and elementary education in a diverse society. The emphasis of this program is on integrating reflective practices with current research perspectives for practical applications. 

Overview

The Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education requires 33 (thesis) or 36 (non-thesis) semester hours for completion. Courses required for this degree include:Students that complete this degree will be qualified to work in a variety of early childhood and elementary settings as classroom teachers (with necessary certifications), early childhood and elementary education curriculum specialists, and childcare directors and advocates. They can also serve with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and community agencies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Principles of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Theory of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Principles of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
  • Theory of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Research Methods
  • Language and Discourse Development in Preschool-Primary Children
  • Theoretical Foundations of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Action Research in Childhood Settings (Capstone Course)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A baccalaurate degree from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in last 60 hours coursework
  • Be in good standing with the last institution attended
  • Completion of 18 undergraduate credit hours in education or related field (including 12 upper-division level hours)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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