M.S. in Preschool Education
Available start dates for the program: See Academic Calendar
Program language: English or Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Available Schedules: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM, Saturday from 7:00AM-7:30PM or Executive schedule: One weekend a month.
Program duration: 2 years for Full-Time students and 3 years for Part-Time students
The degree in Preschool Education is based on research and teaching as the center of the curriculum, and includes both the pedagogical as well as the developmental aspects of early childhood education. Its purpose is to educate a professional who has the knowledge and
the commitment to provide leadership in the field of pre-school education through a career of teaching, educational administration, social work, or research.
The evolutionary development of a young child is a continuous process a chain of events that results from the interaction between the child, his environment, and the quality of stimuli that is offered. The degree program is based upon the notion that child development is an interactive, multidimensional and synergetic process.
The degree program in Preschool Education includes significant study on the physical development of the child, based upon genetic qualities, as well as the child nutritional status and health. The program also includes emphasis on the emotional aspect of child development, from infant-maternal bonding to the development of trust. Early relationships between children and adults, as well as the beginnings of interactive play are key components in the emotional well-being of young children.
Utilize the most timely and valid research studies to encourage students to embrace innovative approaches to the education and development of young children. Our graduates will demonstrate responsible, creative and innovative solutions for creating environments that nurture the physical,
emotional and intellectual growth of young children. In so doing, they will effectively utilize or develop curriculum that is firmly grounded in scientific and technological advances.