Students can select either full-time or part-time plans to best meet their needs based on work-life commitments.
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This cohort-based, three-semester options begins in summer and continues through the subsequent fall and spring semesters. During the summer, participants study educational foundation content and theory in an intensive, online format. The following fall semester includes a full-time field placement in a Pk-2 public school classroom while concurrently taking online classes on early childhood teaching methods. The final semester of the licensure portion of the program includes a full-time teaching practicum.
The two-year option covers the same material as the one-year program, but over a longer time period. Participants typically take two classes per semester in the fall, spring, and summer.
Because participants' schedules and opportunities for graduate study vary from semester to semester, students are welcome to increase or decrease the number of courses taken during each semester as needed. All master's degree must be completed within six years of acceptance.