Early Childhood Education Degree (Grades P-3) | Troy University

Early Childhood Education Degree (Grades P-3) at Troy University

About the Graduate P-3 Certification Program 

The demand for early childhood care and education programs has increased fundamentally across all regions of the United States, particularly in states and cities where there is low socio-economic status, low educational attainment for families and in rural areas. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), much of the increase in demand for early childhood jobs is the result of the nation’s recognition of the importance of placing children in high-quality, out-of-home child care, and in response to the critical importance of educational experiences during the early years, birth-age eight. In fact, research has demonstrated that high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programs, coupled with a highly qualified teaching staff, produce short- and long-term positive effects on children’s cognitive, emotional and social development.


Early Childhood Education Certification Programs

Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.)

 Led by experienced TROY faculty members who are dedicated to your success, the early childhood education program will prepare you for a classroom of your own! Your courses will focus heavily on early childhood content such as early literacy, reading, mathematics, science, social studies and family engagements. You’ll enhance your own teaching practices and add the knowledge of integrated learning, student and classroom assessment strategies and technology to your teaching arsenal.

This degree requires students to complete one semester of a teaching internship. This internship provides students with necessary teaching experience with help from a cooperating teacher. Students will learn real-life teaching experience through a variety of teaching methods which incorporate the use of technology as well as the use of hands-on laboratory experiences.

 

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Program Locations

  • Dothan Campus^^
  • Phenix City Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study. 

Led by experienced TROY faculty members who are dedicated to your success, the early childhood education program will prepare you for a classroom of your own! Your courses will focus heavily on early childhood content such as early literacy, reading, mathematics, science, social studies and family engagements. You’ll enhance your own teaching practices and add the knowledge of integrated learning, student and classroom assessment strategies and technology to your teaching arsenal.

VIEW DEGREE MAP ACADEMIC CATALOG

Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus^^
  • Phenix City Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study. 




Education Specialist (Ed. S.)

 School systems need early childhood education specialist (early childhood, Ed.S.) graduates to assume leadership roles in central offices and P-3 schools. That’s why TROY’s early childhood education specialist program is designed to equip you with opportunities to master the skills needed to help schools raise their test scores by focusing on student development.

VIEW DEGREE MAP ACADEMIC CATALOG

Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus^^
  • Phenix City Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study.

School systems need early childhood education specialist (early childhood, Ed.S.) graduates to assume leadership roles in central offices and P-3 schools. That’s why TROY’s early childhood education specialist program is designed to equip you with opportunities to master the skills needed to help schools raise their test scores by focusing on student development.

VIEW DEGREE MAP ACADEMIC CATALOG

Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus^^
  • Phenix City Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study.



What Can You Do with an Early Childhood Education Certificate?

This degree requires students to complete one semester of a teaching internship. This internship provides the student with necessary teaching experience with help from a cooperating teacher. Students will learn real-life teaching experience through a variety of teaching methods which incorporate the use of technology as well as the use of hands-on laboratory experiences.

With this experience and certification, graduates can expect to pursue careers in classroom management, leadership and teaching.

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