University of Phoenix

MA in Education - Early Childhood Education

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education program have the opportunity to learn strategies for working with young children. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Master of Arts

Program Prerequisites:

The University of Phoenix Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education program is aimed at students who have earned a bachelor's degree in an area other than education and who are hoping to earn licensure as early childhood educators. Prospective students are required to hold a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on the undergraduate degree posted transcript, a minimum equivalent of three years of post-high school work or volunteer experience, and be currently employed or have access to a suitable work environment.

Program Description:

The program includes instruction in child development as well as teaching strategies for young children. In addition to taking broad teaching classes, students learn teaching methods for specific content areas such as math and social studies. Students learn how to teach children ranging in age from birth through age 8 and have the opportunity to work directly with children through a 2-part student-teaching experience.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org).

Learning Format:

Online and On-campus

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

46 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • MTE 507: Orientation to Teacher Education (0 credits)
  • COM 516: Professional Communications (1 credit)
  • ECH 506: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • MTE 508: Models, Theories, and Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • ECH 521: Maintaining an Effective Learning Climate (3 credits)
  • ECH 513: Growth and Development in Early Childhood (3 credits)
  • ECH 548: Early Childhood Assessment Strategies (3 credits)
  • ECH 532: Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Language and Literacy (4 credits)
  • ECH 514: Survey of Special Populations (2 credits)
  • SEI 500: Structured English Immersion (3 credits)
  • ECH 527: Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: The Arts (2 credits)
  • ECH 529: Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Mathematics and Science (4 credits)
  • ECH 534: Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Social Studies (2 credits)
  • ECH 526: Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Physical Education (2 credits)
  • SEI 503: Advanced Structured English Immersion Methods (3 credits)
  • ECH 546: Early Childhood Student Teaching, Part A (4 credits)
  • ECH 556: Early Childhood Student Teaching, Part B (4 credits)

Successful completion of the program (student teaching, degree and other program requirements) qualifies a student for an Institutional Recommendation (IR) from the University. An IR is not required for students in Nevada. All students should check with their state department of education for any state-specific certification requirements. Program requirements are subject to change by the applicable state department of education. For more information please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.