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Middle Childhood Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Little Rock, AR, United States
The Master of Education in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) is a program that enhances the general expertise of middle-level educators by providing a more comprehensive understanding of young adolescent learners and of the need for a learning environment that is responsive to students’ developmental needs.
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Overview

In addition, this program provides expertise in both teaching content and pedagogy. Individuals with licensure in Middle Childhood Education may teach grades 4-8.

The MCED program is an Initial Licensure Program.

Initial Licensure Track

The Initial Licensure Track for the Master of Education Degree in Middle Childhood is offered to those with a degree in an area other than education. This program leads to licensure in middle childhood education (math, science, language arts, and social studies). Each person’s transcript will be assessed on an individual basis and an individual program will be developed.

During regular semesters, all courses are offered in the evening or online. Some courses require a field placement in a local school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Educational Assessment
  • Integrating Technology in PK-12 Education
  • Survey of Comp-based Learning Systems
  • Development of Young Adolescents
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Middle Level Reflective Teaching {Initial Course}
  • Teaching the Middle Level Exceptional Child in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Middle Level Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Literature for Young Adolescents

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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