Early Childhood Program
- a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
- OR a baccalaureate degree in a non-related field, or in an education field outside of the early childhood years. These applicants must provide a clear rationale for relevant preparation to enter the Early Childhood program at advanced level of study. This rationale may include a summary of work with children and families in Birth to Eight Programs.
- A foreign degree validated by World Educational Services, Center for Educational Documentation, Inc., or other appropriate agency. The decision to accept the degree is made on a case-by-case basis by the Assistant Dean.
- access to active programs for children and families in order to complete field experiences, including research projects.
Admission will be based upon:
- the quality of the admission essay, which will be evaluated for content and professional writing style, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary
- satisfactory recommendations, which should address personal characteristics and skills relative to early childhood education and the potential for successful graduate study
- official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (3.0 or a grade of B or better must be recorded for any graduate course to be transferred into the program)
Only completed applications will be reviewed. Admission decisions are made by the Graduate Admission Committee and the Assistant Dean on a rolling basis until the enrollment cap is reached. Applications received after this point will be considered for the next available term.