Online Master of Science in Early Childhood Teaching

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Overview of the Online MS in Early Childhood Teaching Program

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 awarded a Transition-to-Teaching (TTT) Early Childhood Education Certificate within the last 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 the last 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; this may preclude recent 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.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Demonstrate the ability to use research with an understanding of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research methodologies.
  • Demonstrate ethical, Christ-like attitudes, values, and Biblical worldview that encompass professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to classroom teaching in their professional behaviors.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of student learning suitable for any student.
  • Apply data literacy to develop or sustain supportive school environments.
  • Apply self-reflection and data analysis to improve their own teaching.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in collaborative activities with others, such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents.
  • Apply technology appropriate for their field of specialization.
  • Demonstrate cultural knowledge and culturally responsive teaching that promotes student and school success.
  • Apply content knowledge and skills that the courses and other experiences of this advanced preparation emphasize.
  • Integrate global philosophies into their own educational practices.

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TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
18 Total
TUITION
$480/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

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

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

6 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. In addition to the core classes, 15 credit hours will be transferred in from your completed TTT certificate program.

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

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Successful awarding of a TTT Early Childhood Education Certificate within the last ten years.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) teacher’s license or (state, national, or international) equivalent.
    • At least one year of early childhood teaching experience as teacher of record with supporting documentation from a school administrator.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to an early childhood classroom.

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

START DATES

The MS Early Childhood Teaching at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023