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Early Childhood Education (PreK-2, initial licensure)

Fitchburg State University

30 months
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319 USD/credit
319 USD/credit
334 USD/credit
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About

The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (PreK-2, initial licensure) at Fitchburg State University is designed for those individuals who have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree, but without an initial license who wish to acquire the competencies and requirements for the initial license in early childhood education.

Overview

The Initial Licensure Concentration aims to enable candidates to:

  • Acquire the competencies and habits of mind of effective teaching
  • Reflect on historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives related to current educational issues and practice
  • Examine empirical research and engage in the scientific reasoning process
  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge of child development theory and research in the design and implementation of education curricula, practices and environments
  • Acquire knowledge of how children develop as thinkers and learners
  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge of emerging, research-based educational principles in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the educational environment and instructional program
  • Become more aware of societal demands on the curriculum as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students
  • Investigate effective educational partnership models, which focus on family strengths, circumstances and cultural experiences
  • Demonstrate effective strategies and techniques for working with diverse populations of students in integrated learning environments
  • Examine the shared values, ethics, purposes and commitments, which bond the educational community
  • Acquire a professional orientation of collegiality and support, whereby contributions can be made to the improvement of education through the construction of knowledge and applications

Career Opportunities

Once a candidate has obtained this Early Childhood Education (PreK-2, initial licensure) degree offered by Fitchburg State University and has been endorsed by the University for initial licensure, they are eligible to teach in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Teacher of Young Children. They may engage professionally in child and family care, both public and private.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Education Foundations: Theory and Practice 
  • Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Regular Education
  • Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)
  • Strategies for Creating an Effective Learning Environment 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis

Language

English
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
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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

Credits

39 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online
  • Self-paced, Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings, Regular mandatory meetings

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.
2.8

English requirements

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
Start practicing IELTS today!
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Passing scores for the Communication and Literacy subtest of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
  • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
  • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
  • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.
  • Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
  • What did you do in that particular situation?
  • How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • In-State

    334 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 334 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Fitchburg

918 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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