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Education - Early Childhood Education, Specialist

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The University of West Georgia offers the Education - Early Childhood Education degree program which is designed to prepare teacher leaders who are instrumental in the creation and implementation of instructional policies and practices that ensure that all students can and do learn.
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Overview

Our Educational Specialist (Ed. S.) degree program is designed to prepare teacher leaders who are instrumental in the creation and implementation of instructional policies and practices that ensure that all students can and do learn. 

Program coursework and field experiences expand and deepen graduates theoretical and pedagogical knowledge and enable graduates to understand and apply innovative, emerging research on developments in Early Childhood Education. 

Program faculty are dedicated to the ideals of social justice and endeavor to equip graduates with the ability work within the existing systems or to change existing systems to bring about equitable environments for all learners.

Learning Objectives

  • Specialist candidates know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students. They seek out opporutunities to lead other's through professionsal development and collaboration.
  • Specialist candidates are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning. They are leaders in their schools in identifying effective practices and at sharing that knowledge with others.
  • Specialist candidates think systematically about their practice and learn from experience. They research effective practices and share knowledge through scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Specialist candidates are members of learning communities. They are recognized leaders in their schools and communities.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      12-18 months

  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Human Development
  • The Young Child: Home and Community
  • Advanced Curriculum Seminar
  • Teacher as Leader
  • Research Seminar
  • Professional Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admittance Guidelines

  • Admission to the program requires a Level 5, clear and renewable professional certificate in Early Childhood Education based on a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Any other Master's degree with a Level 5 certification must meet the Content Specialization requirements in the Early Childhood Education Master's degree program in order to be admitted into the Ed.S. program.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate coursework is required for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    33642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    20160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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