Education - Early Childhood Education Option, M.A.

Department

Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education

Laura Alamillo, Chair
Education Building, Room 250
559.278.0250
http://fresnostate.edu/kremen/academics/departments/lebse.html

Degrees and Programs Offered

CRED in Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential
CRED in Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Certificate
CRED in Early Childhood - Specialist Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Internship Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Internship Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary - Early Chilhood Emphasis, Credential
MA in Education - Reading/Language Arts Option, M.A.
MA in Education - Early Childhood Education Option, M.A.
MA in Special Education, M.A.
MA in Education - Multilingual & Multicultural Education Option, M.A.
MN in Urban Civic Education, Minor

Courses Offered

The mission of the Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education is to prepare knowledgeable and professionally competent teachers and curriculum leaders in the areas of early childhood education (K-3), bilingual/cross-cultural education (K-12), and reading/language arts (K-12) in both public and private educational settings.

Requirements

M.A. in Education Option: Early Childhood Education

Cathy Yun, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 235
559.278.0238
e-mail: cyun@csufresno.edu

Program Description. The Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in early childhood education offers specialized preparation for a wide variety of positions in educational settings with children from birth through the primary grades. The program is designed to meet individual needs of candidates with different experiential and educational backgrounds and varied career objectives.

Admission Requirements. In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, M.A. in Education Early Childhood Education program applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be qualified for ECE Master Teaching Permit (B.A./B.S. degree plus 12 units ECE or Child Development and 3 units supervised ECE fieldwork) or hold a valid teaching credential.
  2. Provide verification of advisement.

Program Requirements. Under the direction of a graduate adviser, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

1. Course Requirements (27 units)
a. MAE Core: ERE 220*; CI 285 or ERE 288 (6 units)
b. ECE Option: LEE 171, 232, 233, 235**, 241, 250, 271 (21 units)

2. . Culminating Experience (3 units)
Choose between (a) 3 units of approved electives plus comprehensive exam [0 units] or (b) LEE 298B or LEE 299 [3 units]

Total (30 units)

* ERE 153 or an approved equivalent is a prerequisite for ERE 220.

** Students meet the Graduate Writing Requirement by passing the writing component of LEE 235. See graduate program coordinator for further information.

 

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