In this program, students gain the knowledge and leadership skills necessary for emerging roles in the field. The program allows students to deepen their understanding of child development and learning, and effective programs and practices, as well as explore current issues and trends.
Through field experience, students gain guided practice and experience as they learn how play, creativity, and the content areas of language arts, social studies, math, and science can draw on and promote children’s curiosity, individual interests, and positive attitudes toward learning. Throughout the entire program experience, students will learn to become skillful communicators, team members, relationship-builders, and collaborators with families, colleagues, and agencies. Knowledge gained regarding equity and inclusion will help students to become advocates for social change in the field of early childhood.
Note: The MS in Early Childhood Studies program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.