The online Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education program is designed for teachers with at least three years of experience who want to become accomplished teachers who display leadership. Candidates develop content and pedagogical expertise while seeking to influence educational decisions outside their own classrooms. Graduates are able to evaluate and implement curriculum theory, developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, and assessments methods and techniques for diverse learners, their learning styles, and their environments supported by contemporary theory and research. They employ problem solving resources, skills, and techniques necessary for ethical decision making in early childhood environments and select and use a variety of technological resources for instruction, management, media development, and problem solving.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Columbus State University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Criminal Background Check
Candidates must possess at least three years of teaching experience.