Early Childhood Education Option, Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)

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Early Childhood Education–certification optional: designed for graduate candidates to provide advanced knowledge of early childhood education in both certificated and non-certificated settings.

Designed to provide candidates with or without certification advanced study in areas of Early Childhood Education.

Note: candidates may or may not be certified teachers.

Required Common Core
Psychological Foundations
EDUC 522TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING4
or PSYC 515 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two
EDUC 502HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 507 PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
EDUC 505CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 506 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
Research and Applied Experience
EDUC 520METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
EDUC 600THESIS5
or EDUC 601 RESEARCH REPORT
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP4
Early Childhood Education Area Specialization Courses
EDUC 580CURRICULUM DESIGN IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
EDUC 598SEMINAR IN EDUCATION4
Supporting Courses–chosen with approval of program advisor from education in areas related to early childhood education.15
Total Credits48

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate advanced research based knowledge and skills in early childhood education;
  • demonstrate effective practice in the implementation of learning activities which include: knowledge of content area; problem solving; use of technology;
  • opportunity for student choice; motivation; collaboration and respect for diversity in a student centered learning environment;
  • demonstrate professional leadership in the field;
  • design and implement curriculum based on standards, knowledge, skills and professional dispositions from the Department of Education, state of Washington Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) standards and certification requirements and other applicable professional standards;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including students, colleagues, parents and community.