As the standards for state-funded pre-kindergartens continue to increase, and with 28 states now requiring lead teachers to have specialized training, there is a growing demand for individuals who have the skills that are needed for providing quality early childhood education. With Capella University's online Master of Science (MS) in Education - Early Childhood Education degree program, individuals are able to work with experts in the field to develop the knowledge that is needed for meeting the high demand for qualified early childhood educators.
While in this online education program, students are able to develop the knowledge that is needed for designing, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children.
The online early childhood education classes of this program have been designed to introduce students to a number of educational issues, such as:
- Child psychology
- Classroom management
- The early childhood learning environment
- Family engagement
- Strategies for eliminating achievement gaps
This online early childhood education degree program offers students of the choice of elective courses that will provide them with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of learning theories or focus on special education or supervisory skills.
This is an excellent online education program for licensed teachers who have a passion for education at the early stages of development and want to pursue specialized preparation in that area, or who want to teach early childhood education in a higher education institution.
All applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution, undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), appropriate educational and professional experience.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission