Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure
Offered By: College of Education
Prepare Infants to Preschoolers for Academic Success
Improve your understanding of youth from birth to eight years old in the Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education program. Offered by GCU’s College of Education, this MEd in Early Childhood Education program provides an in-depth review of literacy development, child guidance, and growth. Learn the concepts to enhance your teaching and learning in 21st-century daycares, preschools, and elementary schools.
In this graduate-level program, you exercise your critical thinking skills to research child development and early interventions for birth to third graders. By implementing a rigorous curriculum under the guidance of expert faculty, we aim to refine your instructional methods using evidence-based research and applied strategies. Field experience opportunities throughout your Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program expose you to working with diverse age groups and youth of varying developmental stages and intellect.
Learn the Skills of Effective Early Childhood Education
In the MEd in Early Childhood Education program, you develop the foundation for early learning. Reviewing research on child development and growth provides the fundamentals for teaching and offers ways to gauge mastery of milestones. Examine child guidance and activity during internship experiences in multiple classroom settings to support your learning of teaching and assessment methods.
What You Will Learn
Study Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
In this early childhood education degree program, you study topics such as:
- Instruction methods for the exceptional learner and non-English speakers.
- Classroom engagement and management techniques.
- Developmental milestones and methods of evaluation.
- Curriculum development and teaching for language arts, math, science, health, social studies and the arts.
Become an Outstanding Educator
Common jobs following the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education include preschool teacher, daycare director, child development specialist, school program director, and education advocate. Potential places of work include daycare centers, early childhood education centers or social service agencies.
Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 50% of students graduated on time (within 16 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $30,253.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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