MS Master of Science in Education Early Childhood Education specialization
Total program credits needed for graduation: 47
24 quarter credits
- Foundations of Educational Leadership (4 quarter credits)
- Exceptional Children in the Early Childhood Setting* (4 quarter credits)
- Standards-Based Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (4 quarter credits)
- Assessment and Improvement of Instruction (4 quarter credits)
- Classroom Management Strategies (4 quarter credits)
- Survey of Research Methodology (4 quarter credits)
23 quarter credits
- Child Psychology (5 quarter credits)
- The Early Childhood Learning Environment* (4 quarter credits)
- Children, Families, and Society* (4 quarter credits)
- Early Childhood Reading and Literacy Instruction (4 quarter credits)
- Early Childhood Education Practicum*+ (6 quarter credits)
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
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Kansas regulations require that Kansas residents must first be granted a license for early childhood education in Minnesota before applying for a Kansas license. They can then apply to add Early Childhood, Prekindergarten through grade three (general education only—no special education), as an endorsement on their Kansas license.
This specialization has not been reviewed or approved by Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania residents will have to apply and meet requirements for certification as out-of-state candidates.
The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners requires graduates to first earn a Minnesota license and (if applicable) endorsement prior to applying for an Iowa license or endorsement. Capella assists learners seeking an Iowa license with understanding the Minnesota requirements and contacting state educator licensing offices. An Iowa resident seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Education Examiners must contact that Board for licensure requirements in Iowa. See the education licensure page for contact information.
+Learners are required to pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) prior to enrolling in ED5714. Learners are responsible for any costs associated with these examinations.
There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.
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