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Early Childhood Education

Master of Science in Education (M.S.E)
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School
Application Deadline: Six Weeks Prior To The First Day of Class

Description

The purpose of the M.S.E. degree in Early Childhood Education is to offer educators and educators-in-training a planned program of study focusing on the developmental and educational needs of young children. The program of study outlines herein leads to the successful completion of the graduate degree. This is not a "program of study" leading to initial teaching licensure.


  • Prerequisites

     

  • Admission Process

    Students seeking admission into the Master of Science in Education degree program in Early Childhood Education must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and submit an online Graduate School Application. In addition, applicants must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of professional education courses including the requirements for a valid teaching certificate based on a four year teacher education program.

    Unconditional Admission

    In addition to Graduate School criteria, academic proficiency must be established through satisfaction of either of the

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (or 3.25 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) and a raw score of at least 30 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a minimum score of 790 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (or 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) and a raw score of at least 35 on the MAT (or a minimum score of 820 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE).

    Conditional Admission

    In addition to Graduate School criteria for conditional admission, academic proficiency must be established through satisfaction of either of the following admission selection criteria:

    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 and a score of at least 368 on the MAT ( or a minimum score of 740 on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE).
  • Accreditations

    National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)

    NCATE’s dual mission is accountability and improvement in education preparation. The NCATE accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for teacher education programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for meeting these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.