Early Childhood Education Certificate, Graduate
Coursework is offered online.
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.
Candidates pursuing an endorsement in ECE must pass the content endorsement test.
This program satisfies the requirements for a recommendation for an endorsement in Early Childhood Education: preschool to grade 3.
|EDUC 581||THE SCIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT: RISK AND RESILIENCE||4|
|EDUC 582||CURRICULUM AND PRACTICE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION||4|
|EDUC 583||THE INTENTIONAL TEACHER||4|
|EDUC 584||POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN||4|
|EDUC 585||FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, SYSTEMS AND THEORY||4|
|EDUC 586||EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP, POLICY AND PRACTICE||4|
|or EDUC 631|
& EDUC 632
| EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERNSHIP I|
and EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERNSHIP II
|EDUC 633||EARLY CHILDHOOD PORTFOLIO||2|
Students Who Successfully Earn An M.ED. In Early Childhood Education From EWU Should Be Able To Do The Following:
- Building family and community relationships and partnerships—the candidate knows and understands the importance of relationships with family and community and is able to create and maintain those relationships to support children’s learning and development;
- Equity fairness diversity and cultural competence—the candidate understands how children and families differ in their perspectives and approaches to learning and creates access and opportunities that are culturally responsive for children from birth through grade three;
- Knowing essential concepts of content areas—candidates understand and apply knowledge of the arts, English language arts, health and fitness, mathematics, science, and social studies;
- Meaningful and integrated curriculum and instruction—the candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate learning experiences that integrate within and across the discipline, and uses effective instructional strategies;
- Observing, documenting, and assessing—the candidate uses a variety of assessment practices in collaboration with colleagues and families to guide the learning and holistic development of young children;
- Professionalism—the candidate knows and understands the relationship of professionalism with practice, and demonstrates professionalism;
- Promoting child development and learning—the candidate promotes children’s cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, creative and physical development by organizing and orchestrating the environment in ways that best facilitate the development and learning of the whole child;
- Reflective practice—the candidate, in collaboration with colleagues, regularly analyzes, evaluates, and synthesizes his/her teaching practice to make appropriate changes that more fully serve infants and young children;
- Understanding young children—the candidate understands and applies the concepts of how individuals grow, develop and learn, and provides learning opportunities that support the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, creative, and physical development of all children from birth through grade three (age eight).