Social development in Childhood Mizzou : Social Development

Social development in Childhood Mizzou

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This online program in early childhood education is a 33-hour degree program with 24 hours of early childhood education courses and 9 hours of core course work.

Early Childhood Education focus courses

The 24 hours of focus course work will allow students to increase the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with children from birth to age 8 and their families. Course work is based on sound education theory, evidence-based practice, current legislation and relevant professional practice and experience. Courses cover:

  • working with diverse groups of children and families
  • working with children with disabilities including autism
  • implementing appropriate assessment methods
  • creating inclusive classrooms
  • promoting and enhancing language and early literacy development
  • examining curriculum approaches based on current research.
  • understanding research methods used in early childhood education
  • positive approaches to addressing children's social and emotional development

Core master's course work

The 9 hours of core course work in this program include study in learning theory, instructional technology and, instructional leadership. These courses are designed to enhance the process of teaching and learning in preschool and elementary classrooms.

Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to the program should check the Graduation Requirements at least every semester. These requirements include a comprehensive exam. Here is the study guide for the exam.

Students may begin the program as either post-baccalaureate (formerly nondegree-seeking) or degree-seeking. Post-baccalaureate students may take a total of 9 hours prior to acceptance into the academic degree program. Please note:Students must be accepted into the degree program before completing nine (9) hours of course work to ensure that all hours will transfer into the program.

Note: This program does not provide early childhood education certification, nor does it provide the initial certification required to become a teacher.

Certification

This program does not provide early childhood education certification, nor does it provide the initial certification required to become a teacher.

Other states: Please contact the certification agency for the state in which you are seeking initial teacher certification.

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