This Elementary Education program is offered by James Madison University seeks to foster in its candidates:
- An understanding of the ways that children are affected by social contexts and by the children's own abilities/disabilities.
- The knowledge and pedagogical skills to support each child's success.
These school professionals will:
- Critically challenge conventional wisdom and common practices to identify hidden assumptions and activities that constrain or privilege some at the expense of others.
- Openly consider and explore a range of teaching philosophies and practices and their relevance in particular contexts.
- Ask questions and develop an inquiring approach.
- Reflect deeply on relationships with their own families, peers, and university and school mentors and their students.
- Express knowledge, skills and attitudes in ways that communicate the creative and academic expression of the profession and the self.
- Develop an appreciation for the global connection of all humanity and our interdependence on the finite, natural resources of the earth.
- Experience life among people whose social contexts are unlike their own to broaden and deepen their respect of and sensitivity to various cultures and social contexts.
- Appreciate the complexity of human development from conception throughout the period of childhood/preadolescence.
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- Creativity and the Arts in Elementary Education
- Children and Mathematics II: Data, Chance and Space
- Practicum in Teachers and Learners as Inquirers
- Seminar in Inquiry
- Inquiry in Elementary Education
- 60 months
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DisciplinesEducation Teaching Early Childhood Education View 427 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United States
- This program is only open to applicants who have successfully completed the JMU undergraduate degree with an IDLS major and ELED minor. If you have graduated from another institution, you may want to consider the Early Childhood Education - MAT program.
- Successful completion of JMU undergraduate degree with IDLS major and ELED minor
- Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.
- Applicants must pass all four sub-tests of the Praxis Subject Assessment - Multiple Subjects, Elementary Education by January 31 prior to the start of the summer graduate ELED program.
International1184 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1184 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
National1184 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1184 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
In-State452 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 452 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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