Online Bachelor of Education Degree with an Early Childhood Education Concentration Video
This strand is designed for those who have a strong passion for teaching young children, ages birth through age 8, and who believe that children learn best through active, hands-on learning. Candidates will explore current trends and research, design developmentally-appropriate curriculum, and develop skills in advocating for young children.
Program Objectives for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education
In addition to meeting the objectives for all Concordia’s M.Ed. programs, successful candidates in the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction will demonstrate:
- Expertise in the utilization of new methods of authentic assessment and strategies as tools to evaluate student learning progress.
- The ability to modify instructional plans and promote alternative goals and strategies when necessary, particularly in relation to assessment results.
- Effective instructional skills in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction in settings that include diverse cultural populations and special needs students.
Early Childhood Education Courses
In addition to the four core courses required for a degree in Curriculum and Instruction, students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program must also take the following foundation courses:
The Master of Education culminates with two courses: either EDGR 698-Action Research (3), or EDGR 699-Thesis (3). Either option provides candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.
Action Research is the capstone project for the Master of Education program. During this five-week course, candidates will complete final edits of the Literature Review, obtain appropriate permissions, implement Action Research, collect and analyze data from the Action Research implementation, and complete the Action Research Documentation Form.
The Thesis offers the graduate student the opportunity to investigate, in depth, a topic in the field of education. The student, working with his or her educational research instructor, will explore relevant literature and present a Thesis following the procedure established by the College of Education.
Getting Your Master’s Degree Online
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education program is fully online. The online format uses cutting-edge curriculum and easy to use online learning tools to provide students with a convenient yet challenging educational experience. Online classes are 5 weeks in length and can be accessed via Internet.
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