Online Education Specialist Degree Program

Ed.S in Early Childhood Education

Become an Early Childhood Leader

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

33

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Degree Overview

Enhance your knowledge of early childhood theory, research, curriculum, pedagogy and more with the early childhood education specialist online program. You will be prepared as an early childhood leader.

Topics include leadership, language arts, instruction, math and science, research and more. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Educators seeking the knowledge of a PhD or EdD program with the speed of a master’s program.
  • Educators seeking a post-master’s-level education and a Class AA Professional Certificate.
  • Educators seeking early childhood leader and advocate positions, as well as other advanced positions.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

33

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Course Details

Total Required: 33 hours

Program Completion Requirements

The educator candidate shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below ‘C.’
  • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

Admissions

The educator candidate shall:

  • Meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.
  • Hold a valid master’s-level Professional Educator Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
  • Have had recent experience in the area of specialization.

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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