MS in Early Childhood Studies - Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field
The M.S. in Early Childhood Studies program with a specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field is designed to provide participants with foundational skills in educational standards and practices. The program examines approaches for mentoring and developing adult students who work with young children. Read more about this Walden University graduate degree program here.
Official Program Name:
M.S. in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field
School Offering Program:
The M.S. in Early Childhood Studies program with a specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field is designed to teach participants principles and methods for educating child caregivers and developmental leaders, such as teachers, parents, and youth workers. The curriculum is intended to cover topics in early childhood instructional trends, issues, and strategies. Additionally, the program is designed to examine motivational factors affecting adult learning. Students have the opportunity to learn to develop and evaluate individual instructional approaches. Furthermore, they have the chance to understand how incorporating technology in the adult learning experience can improve effectiveness.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
20 to 24 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.
Total Credits Required:
30 semester credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.
Courses for the M.S. in Early Childhood Studies with a Specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field:
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Foundations: Early Childhood Studies||3|
|Early Childhood Development||3|
|Effective Programs and Practices||3|
|Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field||3|
|Building Research Competencies||3|
|Perspectives on Diversity and Equity||3|
|Communicating and Collaborating in the Early Childhood Field||3|
|How Adults Learn||3|
|Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners||3|
|Capstone: Practical Application in the Early Childhood Field||3|
The M.S. in Early Childhood Studies program with a specialization in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field is intended to develop individuals' leadership, communication, and instructional skills. Graduates of this program may be able to pursue teaching or mentoring roles with postsecondary institutions, elementary schools, or community organizations.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- College Instructor
- Parent Educator
- Child Development Coach
Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.
Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine whether Walden's programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
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