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Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-NITL

Grand Canyon University

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Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-NITL degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities.

Overview

Step into the high demand field of early childhood special education as a graduate of this master’s degree program, equipped with best-practice pedagogy and methodologies as well as expertise in the psychosocial and familial needs of exceptional children.

In addition to coursework, students complete 104 hours of field experience within birth through grade 3 classrooms, in both special and general education environments. 

All courses are directly aligned with national teaching standards as prescribed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

This version of the Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education-NITL degree at Grand Canyon University does not lead to initial teacher licensure. This program is recommended for educators seeking to enhance their career specialization or preparing for roles that do not require certification, such as within private or parochial organizations.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the non-licensure Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education program are qualified to pursue many vocations including teaching, administration, program coordination and policy making. 

The non-licensure track is advantageous for those seeking roles that do not require teacher certification, including those within charter, private and early learning school environments. Other potential career paths include child development center leadership, family services and program consulting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundational Studies in Early Childhood and Special Education
  • U.S. and Arizona Constitutions for Teacher Candidates 
  • Foundational Literacy Skills 
  • Child Development Including Health, Safety, and Nutrition 
  • Child, Family, Cultural, Community Relationships, and Advocacy 
  • Language, Literacy, and Communication in Early Childhood/Special Education

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
500

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

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    545 USD/credit
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  • National

    545 USD/credit
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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