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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary, for Teacher Leaders

Western Kentucky University

Master
24 months
Duration
962 USD/credit
899 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

The program is designed to prepare early childhood educators to provide leadership in working with children with and without disabilities, age’s birth through kindergarten and their families.

Overview

Courses and experiences include Professional Learning Communities in which students interact with other graduate students from various content areas and grade levels to discuss and work on real world challenges and promising practices they encounter in schools and other settings with early childhood programs. 

IECE program graduates are qualified to work with children from birth to entry into the primary program. This includes teaching children in kindergarten or other programs for five-year-olds if those programs are operated separately from the primary program. Graduates are prepared for positions in public schools, First Steps, Head Start programs, child care centers, and other public and private agencies serving young children and families. In addition, graduates may serve in leadership roles, such as preschool consultant, professional development provider, child evaluation specialist, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Teacher Leadership 
  • Advanced IECE Curriculum Development
  • Action Research Capstone for Teacher Leaders
  • IECE 520 Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education
  • IECE 550 Advanced Early Childhood Assessment
  • Principles of Action Research for Teacher Leaders
  • Child Development Theory and Research
  • Language Disorders 
  • Interdisciplinary Services for Young Children with Low Incidence Disabilities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
143 (verbal)
143 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    962 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 962 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    899 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 899 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 607 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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