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Education - Early Childhood or Primary Education

California State University Los Angeles

M.A.
12 months
Duration
396 USD/credit
396 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

The Education - Early Childhood or Primary Education program of California State University Los Angeles prepares individuals to work in a variety of settings to promote the development and learning of young children. 

Overview

The required coursework of the Education - Early Childhood or Primary Education program of California State University Los Angeles covers content related to appropriate learning experiences and curriculum for young children, school/family/community partnerships, cultural diversity, emergent literacy, design and management of early childhood public education programs, and issues and trends in early childhood education.   Some courses require fieldwork to help students apply research-based principles related to the teaching and learning process in early education settings.

Program Outcomes

The program is designed to enable students to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of children’s self-initiated and self-structured activities in their learning and development.
  • Improve their ability to plan developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum to address the developmental range and diverse characteristics of young children (birth to age 8).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical issues and trends in the field of early childhood education.
  • Demonstrate personal research skills and apply theoretical and research knowledge to practice in early childhood settings.
  • Engage in reflective inquiry and demonstrate professional self-knowledge.
  • Increase their ability to work with linguistically and culturally diverse children and families.
  • Demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with peers/colleagues to achieve goals for children and families.
  • Increase their capacity to assume leadership roles in schools or programs serving young children and their families.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practices of Curriculum in Urban School
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Seminar in Qualitative Research in Education
  • Teaching for Cross-Cultural and Global Awareness
  • Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Classroom: Needs and Opportunities
  • Teacher Leadership in the Urban School: Issues, Trends, and New Directions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet university requirements for admission to graduate study.
  • Applicants should have attained a minimum of 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units attempted, and have consulted with a faculty advisor. 
  • A score of 600 or higher on TOEFL is required for visa students.
  • A California credential or a General Elementary or Kindergarten-Primary Credential issued by any state or two years of experience teaching young children is recommended. Students must submit a written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. 
  • Two letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional references are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    396 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 396 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    396 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 396 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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