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MS Early Childhood Teaching

 

Overview

The Master of Science (M.S) program with a major in Early Childhood Teaching is designed to provide an advanced degree in early childhood teaching to teachers who were Transition to Teaching Early Childhood Education Certificate within ten years and became practicing classroom teachers. Candidates will complete a 33-credit hour program by adding 18 hours of advanced preparation courses to 15 hours that may be transferred in from the TTT Early Childhood Education program coursework. The 18 credit hours are designed to provide participants with methods and materials to deepen their teaching ability and help their own students learn, including working with special needs children and accompanying law and policies, culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. They build on prior TTT coursework and teaching experience and align to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's advanced-level program standards. Course instruction is designed to model best practices and procedures in the classroom.

 

This program is open to any candidate who was awarded a Transition to Teaching Early Childhood Certificate within ten years and received an initial Early Childhood Education teaching license. In order to enter the degree program, candidates must have at least one year of successful teaching experience as a teacher of record; this may preclude some TTT Early Childhood Education completers from entering this degree program immediately. This program does not lead to additional subject area licensure. Prior to applying, an applicant is responsible for knowing whether or not this program will satisfy regulatory requirements for the state or country in which he or she may be seeking advanced standing.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

The Master of Education program at Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 (202-466-7496), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
33 Total $470 / credit hour $470 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program with specialization courses. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.

REQUIRED COURSES

EDSE-505,EDUC-510,EDUC-520,EDUC-530,EDUC-600,EDUC-630

 

Requirements

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

Admission Requirements

  1. Successful awarding of a TTT Early Childhood Education Certificate within the last ten years.

  2. Candidates need:

    • A valid (but not necessarily current) teacher’s license or (state, national, or international) equivalent.
    • At least one year of teaching experience as teacher of record with supporting documentation from a school administrator.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to an early childhood classroom.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Complete the Online Application

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Online Application

Additional Steps to Apply

1. Transcripts

College: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped "student copy," "issued to student," or "unofficial" cannot be accepted as official.

College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a "Course-by-Course Report" from Educational Credential Evaluators ( ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to us at the address below. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.

2. Teaching License

Public school candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) state teaching license. ACSI, FACCS, or FCCS candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license.

3. TOEFL Scores

Submit a copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, visit www.toefl.org.

Materials should be mailed to:

Indiana Wesleyan University
Adult Enrollment Services
1900 W. 50th St.
Marion, IN 46953

Please contact your program representative if you have any questions.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.