This program provides the unique learning opportunities developed through the National Association for Educating Young Children's core learning standards. It includes 30 semester hours of courses for birth through the third-grade teachers and other early childhood professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in curriculum, teaching, and assessment in the inclusive early childhood education settings.
Enrollment in the program requires a minimum 3.00 grade point average, an application, English Language Level assessment, three reference letters and degree-bearing official transcript from a Higher Learning Commission or equivalently accredited college or university. Once admitted, dispositions will be assessed and such information is aggregated across all students to establish baseline information for the program.
At the graduate level, students demonstrate competence at a higher level and with greater depth and specialization in the following NAEYC Initial and Advanced Program Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.
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