Early Childhood Education—Ed.S.
Understandings and skills necessary for teaching children P-5 are the focus of this program. The program of 27 hours is based on a student's background. This program will include 3 hours of students as learner, 6 hours of societal issues, 6 hours of classroom issues, 9 hours of research and inquiry, and 3 hours of electives. Admission to the program requires a level 5 clear, professional certificate in early childhood education based on an earned master of education degree in early childhood education. Any other master's degree with level 5 teacher certification must meet the content specialization section in the early childhood education master's degree program in order to be admitted into the Ed.S. program. In addition to the requirements for regular admission, the following requirements apply for applicants to the Ed.S. degree in Early Childhood Education:
- Students must have a combined GRE score of 900 with minimum scores of 450 Verbal and 450 Quantitative or Analytical (test taken before October 2002). Tests taken after October 2002 require verbal and quantitative scores and a minimum GRE analytical writing test score of 4.5. The MAT also is acceptable with a minimum score of 400.
- Students must submit three letters of recommendation.
- The Department of Curriculum and Instruction strongly recommends that the GRE test be taken a second time before initiating an admission appeal.
- Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.