Early Childhood Specialist
master of arts (m.a.) degree
The Early Childhood Specialist program prepares students as early childhood specialists within a variety of fields that involve working with young children. The required courses are designed to provide a strong conceptual understanding of developmental issues generally, as well as a specific concentration on young children. In addition, students may select electives to develop their own particular focus.
A careful combination of courses and field experience can prepare graduates for a variety of positions, such as teacher of preschool, director of day-care and early intervention programs, or member of multidisciplinary teams in research, government, and hospital settings.
This program does not lead to licensure. Those interested in licensure should choose Early Childhood Teaching.