|EDUU 600||Research and Evaluation Methods||3|
|EDUU 605||Democracy, Education and Social Change||3|
|EDUU 606||Seminar in Learning Theory||3|
|EDUU 607||Seminar in Comparative Education||3|
|EDUU 608||Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUU 609||Seminar in Curriculum Studies||3|
|Core Courses Subtotal||18|
MA in Education, Leadership in Early Childhood Education
Develop the skills needed for a career as an administrator, director or college instructor of early childhood education programs. This master’s focuses on skills for leadership in education that will help you move your career into program management.
Master’s in Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Degree Overview
By earning a master’s degree in leadership in education, you will be equipped to lead early childhood programs by focusing on fiscal planning skills, marketing, human resources and leadership. You will learn to develop innovative curricula and evaluate programs using standards set by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
In the master’s in education leadership, early childhood program, you will:
- Analyze the effectiveness of any early childhood education program based on NAEYC standards.
- Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
- Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
- Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.
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A Better Balance for Work and School
Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.
Aligned with Standards
Our program focuses on how to develop and evaluate programs to create innovative new curricula using industry-recognized National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.
Our MAELA with Early Childhood Education was designed to meet the California Council on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) program standards.
University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
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There are definite financial advantages to getting a master’s degree. You have the ability to max out on the pay scale. Initially, this was a motivator for me, but once I got into my master’s program and saw how I could apply what I was learning in my classroom, it wasn’t about the money so much anymore.
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Applicants for the master’s in educational leadership, early childhood program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
- Hold one of the following certifications: California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher, Single Subject Credential Home Economics, Child Development Associate Credential or a comparable credential
This program is only available to California residents.
For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog
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Master of Arts in Education Program Curriculum
Course List Code Title Credits Emphasis Required Courses EDUU 640 Foundations of Leadership in Early Childhood Settings
EDUU 641 Public Policy and Fiscal Planning for Early Childhood Leaders
EDUU 642 Leadership and Human Resources in Early Childhood Settings
EDUU 643 Leading Change in Early Childhood Programs: Capstone
Meet Our Faculty
Kimberly Greene, Ed.D.
Language Acquisition, Children’s Literature, Education and Society in the 21st Century
Anne Spillane, Ph.D.
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