If you are interested in working with young children in public and private schools, childcare centers, or other community programs but you did not pursue a teaching degree in your undergraduate study, then our Master of Education in Early Childhood is right for you.
The program focuses on an inclusion model. Students are prepared to work with families, provide for the integration of children and services, and collaborate with other professionals.
Classes typically meet one evening per week, with a day commitment later in the program as students participate in a pre-kindergarten placement and a second placement in either the birth-to-age-3 or pre-K-to-grade-3 setting.
Students may choose several pathways towards their degree, typically pursuing the master's degree in education leading to certification. However, students may be interested in a master's degree in education without certification. Montessori teachers and those currently enrolled in the Montessori Training Center of New England may also complete a Master of Education in Early Education with a Montessori concentration.
Accreditation and State of Connecticut Certification Certification programs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, including our graduate program in Early Childhood Education, are approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Education. Pass rate on the Educational Testing Service's Praxis II exam, which is utilized for certification of teachers in Connecticut, is 100 percent.
Attend our next university-wide graduate open house or orientation sesssion for master's programs in education.