M.A. in Early Childhood Education

The M.A. program is designed to meet the needs of those who hold certification in early childhood education or another field of education and are
seeking advanced certification.

Miniumum of 30 credit hours

3 credit hours per class

Core Courses: (21 hours)

EDUC 638. Advanced Assessment and Instruction in Reading
EDUC 642. Critical Thinking and Creativity in the Classroom
EDUC 699. Methods and Interpretation of Educational Research
EDUC 701. Critical Analysis of Current Trends and Issues in Education
EDUC 703. Social, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives of Education
EDUC 730. School Law
EDEC 788. Capstone (must be taken last semester of program)
This course is non-transferable; must be completed at Piedmont College.

Content and Methodology: (3 hours)

Select one with advisor

EDUC 628. Literature for Children: Expanding Students Reading Abilities and Interests
EDUC 630. Mathematics Methods in Education
EDUC 634. Social Studies Methods in Education
EDUC 636. Science Methods in Education
EDUC 735. Advanced Curriculum/Interdisciplinary Instruction
SPED 633. Curriculum and Differentiated Instruction

Electives: (6 hours)

Select two with advisor

EDUC 600. Educational Assessment
EDUC 607. Fundamentals of Learning and Cognition
EDUC 624. The Fine Arts in Education
EDUC 628. Literature for Children: Expanding Students Reading Abilities and Interests
EDUC 639. Exploration and Analysis of Reading Environments
EDUC 656. Essentials of Collaboration and Inclusion
SPA   580. Spanish for the Classroom
EDUC 690. Classroom Management
EDUC 702. Integrating Media and Technology
EDUC 712. Group Processes and Interpersonal Skills
EDUC 750. The Knowledgeable Teacher
EDUC 770. The Foxfire Approach to Instruction