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Education, Instruction and Curriculum (Early Childhood Education Emphasis)

Grand Valley State University

12 months
14000 USD/year
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The Education, Instruction and Curriculum (Early Childhood Education Emphasis) major at Grand Valley State University  function of the graduate program is to create opportunities for professional renewal and development for educators. Graduate programs in education are designed to increase a student's understanding of the learning process and repertoire of methods and skills. 


Key facts

New standards approved September 9, 2008, reflect the knowledge and skills identified to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as significant knowledge and skills for teaching children with disabilities. The revised standards led to a new endorsement name, Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education). This change in the endorsement was approved by the State Board of Education October 12, 2010.


Believing that schools function as social and political entities as well as for the growth of individuals, the College of Educatio at Grand Valley State University n prepares teachers and leaders a) to enhance the academic and personal potential of their students, and b) to evaluate the social and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.


The Education, Instruction and Curriculum (Early Childhood Education Emphasis) values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  •  Educational Inquiry and Evaluation
  •  Educational Policy and Practice
  •  Social/Cultural Foundations of Education
  •  Advanced Studies in Child Development Ages 0-8
  •  Assessment of the Young School Child
  •  Curriculum Development for Early Childhood Education
  •  Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education
  •  Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
  •  Early Childhood Education
  •  Family & Community Collaboration in Early Childhood Education
  •  Preschool Special Needs Child
  •  Early Childhood Developmental Delay

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
144 (verbal)
138 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must apply for admission and be accepted into the College of Education graduate program in educational technology, another GVSU graduate degree program, or already hold a Master’s or terminal degree to acquire the proposed graduate certificate. Admissions Information.
  • Students must meet the guidelines for certificates as indicated in the Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures Manual.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

National 735 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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