Early Childhood Education Program

Overview

If you are thinking about earning a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education or Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education, Marshall University’s program may be right for you.

Whether your interest is in improving as a professional or advancing in your profession, our mission is to empower you with advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable you to explore your interest in early childhood learners and learning.

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Plans of Study

  • Graduate Certificate (21 hours) for licensed elementary teachers seeking an added endorsement in PK-K
  • Master of Arts in Education with an area of emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    • Option 1 (36 hours) for licensed PK-K teachers seeking an advanced degree
    • Option 2 (36 hours) for licensed elementary teachers seeking an added endorsement in PK-K

Prerequisites

Certificate Candidates

      • Transcripts verifying Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
      • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a Master’s degree
      • Documentation of elementary teacher licensure

 Degree Candidates

      • Transcripts verifying Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
      • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5
      • Documentation of preschool teacher licensure (Option 1) or elementary teacher licensure (Option 2)

Application for Admission and Information

For complete admission information and an application visit: http://www.marshall.edu/coepd/graduate/admissions/

Contact Us

Dr. Ruthann Arneson 
Program Coordinator
304-696-6478 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 63102
Email:  arneson1@marshall.edu

Ms. Carolyn Schwarz (Program Secretary)
Phone: 304-746-1996 or 1-800-642-9842 ext. 61996
Email:  cschwarz@marshall.edu

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