Our Early Childhood Education program at University of Hartford focuses on using an integrated model to prepare students to work with families, provide inclusive services for children, and collaborate with other industry professionals. Teachers will have the skills to work in public and private schools, childcare centers, and community-based programs with children between birth and age 8.
Classes are designed to meet the needs of adult learners, and you can continue to work full-time as you study. Classes generally meet one evening per week in the late afternoon or evening. Final student teaching experiences will require your availability during the day.
Our master’s program offers a number of benefits:
- Cross-disciplinary electives promote well-rounded teacher preparation and knowledge of early childhood development
- Convenient, affordable evening classes offered in person and online
- Rigorous professional preparation includes theory, fieldwork, student teaching, and internships at community partner schools
- Learning focuses on complete early childhood from infants through age 8
- Coursework Integrates understanding of typical and atypical child development to prepare students to teach children across the learning spectrum
- Degree leads to diverse careers in early childhood or certification as a Connecticut teacher with focus in birth to age 3 or pre-kindergarten to grade 3
- Philosophic and Cultural Issues in Contemporary Education
- Theoretical Foundations: Children and Adults with Special Needs
- Foundations and Strategic Actions of Literacy Learning
- Fundamentals of Reading Instruction
- Applied Developmental and Learning Theories
- Science & Technology
- Model Programs in Early Childhood Education
- Working with Families: The Child, the Home, and Community
- Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood
- Birth–Kindergarten Integrated Curriculum
- Student Teaching: Nursery- Kindergarten
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Applications received after these priority filing dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- 18-42 credits
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The following application materials must be filed for applicants seeking the master's degree in education with an early childhood education emphasis:
- official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions;
- two letters of reference from professional or academic sources;
- completed University of Hartford application for graduate study and application fee;
- a letter of intent specifying the reasons for seeking admission;
- a résumé outlining related education and professional experience; and
- Taking the Praxis Core (formerly Praxis I) academic skills assessment or the SAT (administered after 2005) is required for prospective teachers by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Please submit test results as part of a complete application.
International11592 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 644 USD per credit during 12 months.
National11592 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 644 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for West Hartford
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