Early Childhood Education, MAT

Early Childhood Education Specialization

This program is for those that already have alternative teacher certification and want to expand their skills as a professional educator. It is aligned with the standards of the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and was designed to ensure that you graduate with a high level of proficiency in critical areas. The early childhood education specialization is tailored for those that want to help children navigate the early years of life, where a great amount of social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development occur. You’ll learn how to assess educational potential, create instructional programs and manage early childhood classrooms to help set students up for success.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MAT 33 8 18 View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Master of Arts in Teaching Program Learning Outcomes
  • Apply human development theories to instructional methods supporting developmentally appropriate and academically challenging learning experiences for students.
  • Create collaborative environments through instructional methods supporting active learning and student self-direction.
  • Evaluate instructional and assessment practices ensuring student mastery of the content.
  • Adapt multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth and provide data to support continuous program improvement.
  • Design cross-disciplinary curriculum and instruction supporting student attainment of learning goals.
  • Model ethical behavior in all aspects of the profession.