College of Education2012-2013
Department of Teaching and Learning
Early Childhood Education, Master of Education
What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education?
For more than a century, Northern Arizona University has produced leaders for America’s schools. Our graduates have a 98 percent pass rate on the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment exam. The College of Education is technologically advanced, culturally responsive, and student-focused. Small class sizes guarantee that you will receive lots of individual attention. You’ll also do plenty of classroom teaching.
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Curriculum specialist
- Preschool teacher
- Childcare administrator
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, and professional knowledge to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):
|Minimum Units for Completion||36|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Take the following 36 units:
Foundations (6 units)
Select one course from:
Select five courses from:
- ECI 526, ECI 604, ECI 607, ECI 620, ECI 621, ECI 625, ECI 647, ECI 648, ECI 650
- EPS 701
- ESE 536, ESE 556, ESE 516
- Interdisciplinary Emphasis Coursework, approved by your advisor (9 units)
- ECI 531, ECI 541, ECI 602, ECI 608, ECI 642, ECI 643, ECI 644, ECI 645, ECI 651, ECI 661, ECI 696
- ESE 510
At least fifty percent of the courses in your program must be at the 600-level or above. In addition, you must be admitted to this degree program before taking your last 12 units of graduate work.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
Go to mobile site