Master of Arts in Education: Early Childhood concentration
The early years of a child’s life are the most critical in their later cognitive, emotional, and physical development. Teachers in early childhood classrooms need a strong grounding in the special skills necessary to ensure development of students to their full potential. This program allows practicing teachers to receive an M.A. in Education emphasizing Early Childhood Education, thereby increasing the breadth of their understanding of the education of young children. This program also allows teachers to add Early Childhood certification to prepare them to work with children from birth through grade three.
For more information contact: the Graduate Admissions Coordinator, School of Education at (314)529-9542 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognized for Excellence
When you earn your MA in Education from Maryville, you’ll have opportunities for excellence on every level. Our program is nationally accredited and recognized locally for being a leader in early childhood teacher education. You’ll work with outstanding faculty members and exemplary professionals in the field. You’ll enjoy small classes, innovative approaches and plenty of opportunities for professional growth. With a strong foundation of theory and its practical application, you’ll earn the reputation of being one of the most highly respected and best educators in the region.
Strong Preparation for the Changing World of Schools
Maryville’s School of Education will help you develop into a reflective teacher who is committed to democratic education. This degree provides a strong background in issues important to teachers of early childhood students, including an emphasis on curriculum and assessment and the skills to work with all aspects of the development of young children. Maryville’s strong partnerships with area early childhood centers assures you practical knowledge and experiences to build your success.
Teachers who earn their master’s degree typically earn a higher salary – at all levels – than those without a graduate degree. Because Maryville’s School of Education has national accreditation, you’ll be qualified for positions in any of the 50 states, or in English-speaking schools abroad. Early Childhood certification allows you to teach in early childhood centers (birth through age 5) and public schools with early childhood programs.
Degree Offerings and Requirements
- For admission to the master’s program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. You must have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your undergraduate studies; below 3.0 may apply for provisional acceptance.
- Submit the processing fee.
- Complete an application for admission to the program (on paper or online).
- Submit three letters of recommendation from qualified professionals.
- Submit the application essay to demonstrate that you have the necessary competencies for the program.
- International students must submit appropriate TOEFL scores.