Early Childhood Education

Program Coordinator: Dr. Bizunesh Wubie
Graduate College 213
304.746.8978
wubie@marshall.edu
http://www.marshall.edu/wpmu/gsepd/programs-offered/masters-degree-program/

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Program Overview:
The graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Education  is designed for certified/licensed elementary education teachers who intend to  add  a Pre-K-K endorsement to their  professional  licensure.  The certificate  requires 21 credit hours of course work.

Program Highlights:

  • The Certificate combines theory, research, and practical applications to child development and early childhood education.
  • This program is available completely online.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:

  • Student pursuing the graduate certificate in Early Childhood Education are eligible for federal financial aid providing they takes at least 4.5 hours (1/2 time enrollment) in a semester.
  • Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2021
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education   Bright Outlook 25-2011
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2012

Standard Time to Completion: 2-3 semesters.

Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $250

Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program in the Most Recent Full Year (December 2010-August 2011):
NOTE: On-Time Completion Rate is the percentage of students who graduated between December 2010-August 2011, who completed this program in the normal completion time.

  • Number of certificate-only students enrolled: 4
  • Number of certificate-only students completing: 0 (note this is a 21 credit hour program)
  • On-Time Completion Rate: NA
  • Job Placement Rate: (most will complete the certificate while already employed)
  • Median Loan Debt:

Curriculum:  7 courses | 21 credits | 3 credit courses
CI 632 Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Programs
CI 633 Early Childhood Education: Adult Involvement in Early Education.
CI 634 Language and Cognition in Early Childhood
ECE 535 Administration of Early Childhood Programs
EDF 513 Human Growth and Development Birth-8
CI 630 Early Childhood Education: Practicum in Early Childhood Education
CHOOSE 1:
CIEC 534 Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area
CIEC 600 Instructional Design and Technology
CIEC 635 Using the Internet in the Classroom

 

Certificate Application Essentials:
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Early Childhood Education Certificate on the application form.
  • Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Students can pursue the graduate certificate while enrolled in the master’s program in Elementary or Secondary Education by submitting a Secondary Program Request form:
  • Applicants must hold a valid K-6 or K-8 professional license.

Deadline for Application: December 1 (Spring semester); August 1 (Fall Semester); May 1 (Summer)

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