Albany State University
Masters of Early Childhood Education
Albany State University currently offers an online Master of Early Childhood Education for students wishing to advance their education and career in the childhood education system. Students are prepared to become teachers for children in grades Pre-5 and will possess the knowledge and skills needed in leadership roles for curriculum development and research. Skills of working with young children in various learning environments will be cultivated and grown. Students will advance their knowledge about child development and interaction theories and set them to practice.
The program requires 36 credit hours. The program includes foundational skills in the areas of teaching, subject matter specialization, and leadership in educational institutions. Students will cultivate skills in critical thinking and creative reasoning in solving educational problems and the ability to communicate with students, parents, and fellow educators. There is also an optional concentration in Reading Endorsement Certification.
Student must already have a renewable teaching certificate to enter this program. Other requirements include one year of experience as a certified teacher, three work-related letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. The program, though fully online, imitates the on-campus experience because it lets students interact and collaborate with each other and their professors. Professors have online hours and can help students via phone and email. Also, the faculty will help students in potential internship and employment opportunities.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Student must already have a renewable teaching certificate to enter this program as well as one year of experience as a certified teacher.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Albany State University is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National League for Nursing, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and Council on Social Work Education.
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