Early Childhood Special Education, M.Ed. | Part time online | Grand Canyon University | United States
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Early Childhood Special Education

24 months
Duration
580 USD/credit 9570 USD/year
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About

Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education 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 Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree 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. Grand Canyon University also offers an initial licensure version of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education.Graduates of this early childhood special education graduate program are prepared as not only educators, but stewards of children. Learn to make ethical decisions in the classroom, as well as advocate at the school, district and policy level. Focus is placed on your ability to recognize and assess special needs, initiate family and community collaboration, and promote the education of young children with and without exceptionalities.

Careers

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:

  • Early childhood growth and development
  • Family and community advocacy
  • Instructional methodologies for language, literacy, social studies, the arts and behavioral intervention
  • Classroom engagement and management for typical and atypical behaviors
  • Assessment, monitoring and tracking special needs in young children
  • Philosophical, professional and historical foundations of early childhood education

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Credits

33 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

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.
  • All students must submit baccalaureate bearing college transcripts to meet the admission requirements of the University.
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have a test score that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admissions requirements, students may be eligible to be admitted based on the Standards for Admission with Specification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 months.

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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