Master - Teaching: Early Childhood Education

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If you are looking to develop your teaching skills and learn more about working with infants, toddlers, and young children, you might be interested in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. Continue reading to learn more about this online Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Early Childhood Education is offered online by Northcentral University. In this program, you can study the growth and development of young learners, including infants and preschoolers, as well as learn more about managing an early childhood classroom. There is also a capstone course where you can apply the knowledge you have gained in these courses and increase your understanding of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and center-based curriculum. Foundation courses allow you to study the needs of diverse learners, current technology used in the classroom, and lesson planning and assessments.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have already completed a bachelor's degree and a teacher certification program before enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. You may also have strong communication skills and a desire to work with young learners.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 33 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (which includes nine credits for the successful completion of the required alternative certification).

Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Early Childhood Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
MAT 5001 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
MAT 5002Planning and Presenting Instruction for Diverse Learners
MAT 5003Diversity, Inclusion and Exceptional Learners
MAT 5004Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
Specialization Courses
ECE 5002 Growth and Development of Young Children
ECE 5003Administration of Early Childhood Programs
ECE 5009Early Childhood Education Capstone
Capstone Course
MAT 5005 Capstone for Teachers

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After you complete Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Early Childhood Education program, you could have the opportunity to advance your current career, pursue a leadership role, or seek other positions in early childhood education. Some of the positions you could pursue include:

  • Early Childhood Program Specialist
  • Daycare Center Administrator
  • Preschool Head Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher