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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 20, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood Education, MEd


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The Early Childhood Education M.Ed. program is designed to provide candidates with a strong academic and practical background to support the education of young children (from birth to age 8) in varied settings including schools, community agencies, homes, and other settings. Through rigorous coursework, field placements, and hands-on learning, students develop competence in the use of culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate practices to educate infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children.

30 credits are required for this program. Students in this program must pass the comprehensive exam requirement at the end of the program to earn the M.Ed. Students have the option to do a professional portfolio and related presentation or to complete a take home exam in fulfillment of this requirement.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)


Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)


Choose one of the following 3-credit courses:

Education & Human Development/ Psychological Perspectives on Education (3 credits)


Choose one of the following 3-credit courses:

Approved Elective (3 credits)


Choose one 3-credit practicum or approved elective related to Early Childhood Education or Family Studies.

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