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Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education Option, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents.

About

The curriculum is designed to meet national and state early childhood education standards and will be delivered in an on-line format to create a readily accessible master’s degree option for current teachers and other human service professionals to prepare them for emerging needs in the workforce.

  • The Early Childhood Education M.Ed. is designed for professionals who do not have an educational background specifically in early childhood but are interested in or currently established in early childhood careers.
  • All courses require a lab component in a qualifying P-3 setting. Professionals currently working in the early childhood field (preschool – grade 3 settings) will be able to complete most of their lab work in their current settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Education Across Cultures
  • Computer & Other Technological Appl.in Educ.
  • Inclusion and Collaboration
  • Educational Research
  • Early Childhood Principles and Practices
  • Families, Community, Cultures
  • Meeting Standards Through Play-Based Environments
  • Social and Emotional Development in Young Children
  • Neuroscience and its Impact on Child Development or
  • Childhood Ethnography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    36 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    143

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The Graduate School application must be filled out online. Submit the application and pay the $60 fee online.
  • Curriculum and Instruction Application Form
  • Letter of intent including academic and professional goals and philosophy of teaching and learning
  • Current resume including experiences with children and adolescents
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to your recent academic or professional performance

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            262 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            262 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 262 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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          Living costs for Missoula

          • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
            Living Costs

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