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Language, Reading and Culture - Early Childhood Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The Master of Arts (MA) prepares graduate students to serve in early childhood education as  advocates, educators, policy makers, directors, administrators, and researchers to create engaging and safe learning environments for young children.

About

The Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies (TLS) is a diverse community of internationally recognized faculty with a commitment to equity, access, and social justice. The Department houses two programs: Language, Reading & Culture (LRC) and Teaching & Teacher Education (TTE). We have internationally recognized faculty and graduate programs in literacy acquisition, sociocultural theory, Indigenous education, heritage-language revitalization, the study of households and community settings, children’s and adolescent literatures and literacy, science and mathematics education, environmental learning and sustainability, curriculum theory, classroom organization and management, and teacher education and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art of the Picture Book
  • Literature and Literacy for the Young Child
  • Language Acquisition and Development
  • Written Language Development 
  • Early Childhood Perspectives on Language Socialization across Cultures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic Applicants:

    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: November 1
    • Summer: April1 

    International Applicants:

    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: September 15
    • Summer: March 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • GPA 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL (International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36566 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36400 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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