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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 15 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $10,800

Overview


Gain valuable skills to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of children from birth through pre-K age with a Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online program at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

In this 100% online program, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to understand children and their academic and developmentally appropriate milestones. You will strengthen your instruction and student development acumen. Coursework also includes a focus on optimal methods of data collection and reporting. Included in the coursework is knowledge valuable for launching your own business. No advising is required for this program, however, faculty is available for advising and support.

An advantage of this program is the embedded practicum within the curriculum that can be completed in your current role, as well as through other organized classroom or child-focused groups. The practicum is a supervised experience in instruction, supervision or administration in public schools or higher education. Plus, coursework meets the Louisiana Act 3 Early Childhood Education Act standards to support the foundation for a successful early childhood education.

Future roles include teacher, coordinator of early childhood education, curriculum developer, consultant, daycare owner or Montessori school teacher.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online, students must complete 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours.

To see the full list of Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online program.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online students. Students should understand their application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online, students must complete the required courses listed below for a total of 36 hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

History, trends and principles of educational programs for children between the ages of three and six.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores technologies that are presently being used as educational tools and prepares students for technology use beyond the computer-based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or permission from department head.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of classroom management and motivation techniques, ways to cope with disruptive behavior, promoting moral reasoning, and dealing with parents in a pluralistic society.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide candidates with standards-based teaching and learning experiences that emphasize cognitive learning within the context of family, community, and collegial collaborative aspects associated with teaching.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for evaluating learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective and cognitive areas.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Techniques and strategies for developing languages and teaching language skills to pre-school children.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Development and function of elementary school curricular patterns.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to prepare candidates to incorporate methods, content, materials and research in their instructional areas of expertise with emphasis upon integration of research-based methodology in the classroom. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyses the instructional needs of exceptional children and the application of instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular classrooms. A. Elementary; B. Secondary. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision making, communication and learning communities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Supervised experience in instruction, supervision or administration in public schools or higher education.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Concentration in Early Childhood online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Online Program Admission Requirements

  1. Must hold or have held a teaching certificate
  2. Regular admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  3. Conditional admission: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 – 2.74 in the last 60 undergraduate hours for automatic conditional admission
  4. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  5. Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education $300 $900 $10,800

Financial Aid Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
Spring 1 1/14/2019 12/21/2018 1/2/2019 1/8/2019 1/8/2019 TBD
Spring 2 3/14/2019 2/28/2019 3/6/2019 3/14/2019 3/14/2019 TBD
Summer 6/3/2019 5/20/2019 5/27/2019 6/3/2019 6/3/2019 TBD
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