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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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  • About: ECE

Intended for educators of students in preschool or early elementary (Pre-K through 2nd grade), this program leads to an M.A. (36 credits) and/or an Early Childhood ZS endorsement (27 credits) that can be added to an existing Michigan elementary teaching certificate with successful completion of the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. A similar program with an emphasis on Montessori methodology is also offered; see Early Childhood Education: Montessori page.

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement

Completion of 24 credit-hours of courses from the specialization and TED690 (27 credit hours) plus successful completion of the MTTC leads to the Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement on an existing elementary teacher certificate in the State of Michigan.
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type PREREQUISITES
Required Credit Hours 6Semester Hours
Elementary Teacher Certificate Required for those seeking Early Childhood endorsements (ZS)
Course Type COMMON CORE REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 6Semester Hours
Course Type SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Required Credit Hours 18Semester Hours
Course Type INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 3Semester Hours
Course Type SUMMARATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 3Semester Hours
Total for major
36Semester Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Reflective Teaching Practicum
Course Type REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Thesis Project/Seminar
Course Type REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Credit Hours 14
Course Name Perspectives on Diversity
Course Type REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL CORE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Prof. Reading & Writing in TED
Course Type REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL CORE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name History and Philosophy of Ideas
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Research & Professional Writing in Education
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Admin/Supr in ECE Setting
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Early Childhood and Special Edu
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Explor Sp Needs of Exc Child
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Foundations in Early Childhood Education
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Indiv Early Math Curriculum
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 12
Course Name Indiv Early Sci/Cultural Studies
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 12
Course Name Individualizing Language Curr
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Observation, Analysis, and Affective Learning Experiences for Young Children
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Master of Arts

Division:

  • The Graduate College

Location(s):

Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.
(800) 521-0009