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

Develop the skills and knowledge to understand young children and their academic and developmentally appropriate milestones in this 100% online M.Ed. program.

05/18/20 Next Application Due Date
06/01/20 Start Classes

Program Overview

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

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 accredited online program, you will strengthen your instruction and student development acumen. Coursework also includes a focus on optimal methods of data collection and reporting. You will also acquire information that is 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 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.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education Coordinator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Daycare Owner
  • Educational Consultant
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

Our Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online program features affordable tuition that you can pay by the course. Financial aid may be available for eligible students.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

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

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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.

Calendar

The Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online program is a convenient pathway to earning your degree, with eight-week courses and five start dates each year. View the full calendar below to find the class start date that works best for you and apply by the corresponding deadline.

Now Enrolling:

05/18/20 Next Application Due Date
06/01/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Spring 2 03/12/2020 02/27/2020 03/05/2020 03/12/2020 03/12/2020 03/12/2020 03/19/2020 05/11/2020
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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Admissions

We’ve streamlined the admission process for the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online. The requirements for admission include:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
Undergrad GPA of at least 2.75 or 3.0 on last 60 hours

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Must hold or have held a teaching certificate
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work

Regular Admissions

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate course work from a regionally accredited university

Conditional Admission

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA X 283 GRE)
    • Scores 5 years or newer accepted only from ETS. Scores over 5 years are only accepted if they are on-file in the ULM Banner system.

Program Requirements

Applicants to all M.Ed. C&I concentrations, except English as a Second Language (ESL), must hold a valid teacher's certificate in a field complimentary to the graduate concentration issued by Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 36 semester hours must be earned for the degree regardless of concentration chosen. Successful candidates also earn their endorsement for Teacher Leader.

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.

Courses

To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Early Childhood Education online, students must complete the 12 courses listed below, totaling 36 credit 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

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

Focuses on types of clinical tests, their uses and interpretation of results with emphasis on the problems of evaluating exceptional children. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on methods and techniques for effective behavior management and classroom organization to meet the unique needs of students with exceptionalities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to develop competencies of educators in teaching basic skills to special needs students as well as developing appropriate interventions plans. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Formerly 570E. Seminar on “Best Practices” in Special Education: Curriculum Adaptations.)

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

Designed to study students' special instructional needs in reading. The aspects of identification, diagnosis of reading needs, specialized methods of instruction, appropriate materials, and modifications in reading are considered. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Same as SPED 5001).

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to build competencies of educators in consultation skills with educational administrators, ancillary personnel, teachers, parents, students and other professionals.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to build competencies of educators in developing appropriate individual transition plans and facilitate the transition of special needs students into the work force. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator. (Formerly 570B Seminar on “Best Practices” in Special Education: Secondary Vocational Skills.)

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

Designed to provide candidates the opportunity to apply requisite knowledge, skills and dispositions to authentic instructional environments for students with special needs.

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