Are you interested in working with a variety of young children (birth to eight), including children with disabilities? Are you interested in providing culturally-responsive, family-centered, developmentally effective early education in an inclusive setting? This program will prepare you with a solid background in assessment, teaching, intervention and collaboration to help you be successful in your career.
Your classes are available in two formats (on-campus and online).
The online option is open to all students who wish to purse higher education in ECE and the Colorado ECSE Specialist license but have limited access to in-person advanced work in ECE. It is also an excellent option for those living within the Denver Metro Area who need the online format due to work or family obligations or those who prefer the flexible schedule and individual time management offered in the online format. All classes are fully online; however, online students are required to come to Denver for a three to five day summer seminar each June to meet students and faculty face-to-face and attend student advising sessions.
Your licensure course work will include topics such as child growth and development, approaches to young children's learning, curriculum and program development, family-centered practice, culturally-responsive teaching in multicultural and multilingual settings, medical and physiological aspects of developmental disabilities, social and cognitive development/disorders, screening and assessment of young children, and intervention strategies. For students seeking the MA in Early Childhood Education degree in addition to the ECSE license, other course content includes statistics, measurement and evaluation, and research as it applies to early childhood education.
The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Colorado Department of Education, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
You will study with faculty who will connect you to the latest knowledge and practices emerging in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education.
For additional information, contact a student advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-315-6300.