The Master of Arts in Education at Ashford University is designed to present a foundational perspective and increased specialization for educational leaders. Your core courses define the foundation of knowledge and skills for you to provide instruction to diverse populations. You will study in depth those areas that most influence educational institutions, including instructional methods, curriculum design, assessment strategies, advanced pedagogical theory, and principles of leadership. Your specialization options are composed of courses that you can select for yourself, based on your personal interests and expertise.The Early Childhood Education specialization covers language acquisition, classroom management, and the impact of families and communities on schools. You will learn to design primary-school curricula, deliver differentiated instruction to children, and collaborate with parents and communities.
Total Credits Required
36 Semester Credit Hours
Must have a regionally or approved nationally accredited Bachelor's degree with minimum 2.0 GPA; English Language Requirement
Asynchronous online classroom
Specific Technology Requirements
General Hardware: 256 Mb RAM, CD-ROM, 1 Gb free space. PC Requirements: Windows 2000, NT, or XP. Mac Requirements: OSX or 10.2
Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable, or other); Web Browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher, or Chrome
Outlook, Outlook Express, Mac Mail, Eudora, Entourage, or Yahoo/Hotmail/Google mail required.
Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2007 or higher
Transfer up to 9 semester credits from a regionally or approved nationally accredited college/university.