39 with no certification
54 with certification
This online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program seeks to train students from a philosophical basis, which reflects a biblical worldview to serve the community in various early childhood settings. With a total of 36 credits in professional courses, students will learn to integrate knowledge of content, pedagogy, resources and learners to design coherent learning experiences that are aligned with outcomes and that reach all learners. Additional one-credit Biblical and Theological Foundation courses provide foundational understanding and development of a biblical worldview in the student’s personal and professional life. Students with previous Bible and Theology education may quality for “advanced standing” through a transcript evaluation.
The Masters in Early Childhood Education program includes two options:
8 weeks, a few courses are 16 weeks
There is no residency requirement for the early childhood education online degree. To help build community, students have the opportunity to participate in a weekly 30- to 60-minute Zoom session with their professor and fellow students.
Action research project in which a practical education problem or issue is carefully addressed
Transfer in up to 9 graduate level credits with a grade of B or higher.
License, Certification & Credential Information
Biblical & Theological Course* 3 Credits
Edu Professional Core Courses 15 Credits
Early Childhood Courses 21 Credits
Additional Certification Courses 12 credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
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Highlights of this program include the following:
The MEd in Early Childhood Education prepares students for a wide range of educational and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
The following is the proposed 39-credit scope for this no certification degree program.
|BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL COURSE|
|BTC 503 Foundations for Integration or BTC 504 Perspectives on Integration||3|
|EDUCATION CORE COURSES|
|EDU 519 Foundations and Frameworks for Learning||3|
|EDL 550 Sociocultural Perspectives on Education||3|
|EDU 560 Teacher’s Life and Work||3|
|EDU 598 Seminar in Action Research||3|
|EDU 599 Project in Action Research||3|
|EARLY CHILDHOOD CORE COURSES|
|EDU 520 Foundations of Early Childhood Education||3|
|EDU 523 Theoretical Foundations of Development and Learning||3|
|SEC 537 Technology for Teachers||3|
|EDU 524 Literacy Instruction in the PreK-4 Classroom||3|
|EDU 526 Diagnostic Reading Assessment||3|
|EDU 530 Mathematics Instruction in the PreK-4 Classroom||3|
|EDU 533 Pedagogy for the Content Areas||3|
Students wishing to earn a PA Instructional I certification along with the MEd in Early Childhood should enroll in certification program version that is 54 credits. For certification, students will add these additional courses to the above program scope.
|ESL 520 Instruction and Assessment for the English Learner||3|
|SPE 510 Practices for the Inclusionary Classroom||3|
|EDU 590 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience (16-week course)||3|
|EDU 591 Student Teaching (16-week course)||3|
If you have a bachelor’s degree, this post-baccalaureate certificate offers the opportunity to apply for Pennsylvania Instructional Level I teacher certification in Early Childhood Education. All coursework is offered in an online format, which incorporates field placement opportunities within the student’s community. One semester of 16 weeks of student teaching must be completed in person within the state of Pennsylvania, in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements.
Ask our Admissions Counselor about this post-bacc certification.