Early Childhood Education at College of Charleston an NCATE accredited program that focuses on the education of children in pre-kindergarten through third grade, is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is designed for those who want to teach young children and have undergraduate degrees in non-education disciplines.
Successful completion of the M.A.T. program requirements leads to recommendation for teaching certification/licensure in grades prekindergarten through three in South Carolina, in addition to a master's degree. The State of South Carolina has reciprocal licensure agreements with many State Departments of Education across the United States. Teacher Education Program requirements are described in detail in a candidate information packet, which a candidate receives prior to meeting with an advisor to complete a program of study.
- Curriculum and Development for Early Childhood Education
- Advanced Instructional Strategies for Emergent Literacies PK-3
- Advanced Teaching Writing/Design with Children's Literature and Multimodal Texts, PK-3
- Methods and Materials in Early Childhood Education: Field Experience II
- Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education
- Social Studies and Humanities for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers
- Teaching Diverse Learners
- Creativity and the Fine Arts
- Creating Effective Learning Communities
- Home, School, and Community Relationships
- 24 months
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Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (This is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
DisciplinesEducation Early Childhood Education View 334 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United States
- Official transcripts from all academic institutions; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
- Official GRE scores; official TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
- Undergraduate coursework reflecting a broad liberal arts background.
- Professional résumé and two letters of recommendation regarding your academic work/experience (one from someone who has observed you working with children).
- A statement of purpose describing why the candidate seeks to pursue the M.A.T. program and a career in teaching.
- Self-assessment of dispositions
- Statement of ability to perform essential teaching duties under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
International17406 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National17406 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State6858 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6858 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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