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You can help establish a child’s love of learning at a very early age. If you’re interested in teaching young children (birth to age eight), but your bachelor’s degree is in a discipline other than Education, our Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education (MAEd/ECH) can help you master the skills you need to make a difference in young learners’ lives.
This graduate degree program is intended for students with no prior teaching experience. The guiding philosophy of our online elementary education degree is to build upon your existing skills to help you become a confident and effective classroom teacher in a pre-K to third-grade classroom setting. Blending academic theory with relevant coursework, field experiences and student teaching, the curriculum was developed to align with standards set by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC), and includes all essential elements required to help prepare you for a career in teaching.
A student seeking an Iowa educator license is advised that successful completion of this institution’s program(s) of educator preparation does not qualify the student for initial educator licensure by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. A candidate seeking licensure in the State of Iowa must first be licensed/certified as an educator in the state in which preparation was completed. For Iowa students enrolled online, this will be Arizona. This institution shall assist a candidate in: 1) contacting the appropriate licensing board in Arizona and 2) in understanding the requirements of the appropriate licensing board prior to the candidate’s completion of this institution’s program(s) of educator preparation. A candidate seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must contact that Board (515.281.5849; http://www.boee.iowa.gov/) for licensure requirements in Iowa.
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
Admissions and program requirements vary by state. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for state and/or program specific information.
When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Our College of Education faculty members have advanced degrees and professional experience in P-12 education with a cumulative average of more than 16 years in the areas they teach. Those who teach initial, teacher-preparation and advanced teacher degree programs also hold current teaching credentials in their home state. Among our faculty are 61 department chairs, 430 principals and 1,800 teachers—all of whom are ready to share proven methods in the classroom to help you succeed in yours.
Teacher Education Specialists and our Center for Field Placement support our online students preparing for state certification requirements prior to graduation. Campus-based students enjoy one-on-one support from local academic advisors.
As a College of Education student, you'll get a subscription to the TaskStream® e-Portfolio system. This web-based system features state-specific standards, and allows you to develop, then showcase samples of your lesson plans and projects.
College of Education students and faculty have access to our Technology Resource Library, providing access to lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for the latest teaching technologies. Gain deeper understanding of the tools needed to connect with today's technologically savvy students.
Our innovative Virtual School is an online tool you can use to apply what you’re learning in class to a simulated environment for a deeper understanding of “what if?”
TaskStream is a registered trademark of TaskStream LLC.
Education students are assessed using a variety of performance assessments, observations, and self-evaluations. Assessments are aligned to national and state standards for effective educators and are designed to provide students with multiple opportunities to achieve program outcomes. Programs are designed to indicate that candidates meet competency requirements of professional educators.
Review the learning outcomes report for the Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
Driven by this mission, our elementary education degree prepares future teachers and current educators to become effective leaders in the elementary school classroom — and beyond.
Each course is led by an experienced faculty member in a collaborative team forum in which you and your classmates actively share information and directly apply new ideas to your professional experience.