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The Early Childhood Education (ECE) track in the Education and Human Development major has a strong focus on engaging Colorado’s rapidly diversifying student and family population. It combines cutting-edge research with real classroom experiences. You’ll learn with innovative faculty members who are locally and nationally recognized for their research in early childhood education. They will provide you with a robust knowledge base and relevant learning experiences in children’s thinking, culturally responsive education, supporting dual language learners, inclusive and engaging classroom and curricular design and assessment and documentation of young children’s learning. At the same time, you will benefit from strong school and community partnerships that are unmatched in the state.
This 120 credit hour track is ideal for students who currently and/or intend to work in community-based early childhood environments that serve children from infancy-age five years. Courses include field-based experiences that can take place in settings where students currently work.
Students in this track have the opportunity to apply for the BAMA during their junior year. The BAMA allows students to take 9 credits of their professional year program at the graduate level and apply them to the ECE MA degree.
- This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, weekend and online courses.
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.