Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

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Program Coordinator: 
Ambika Bhargava, Ph.D.
405A Pawley Hall
abhargav@oakland.edu

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Master of Education: Early Childhood Education

ZS Endorsement (Early Childhood General & Special Education)                                  

This broad, interdisciplinary graduate program prepares professionals to work with children from birth through age eight in public and private schools and agency settings. Combining theory with observation and participation in clinical, school and community practicum settings, it provides training for the direction and evaluation of early childhood programs as well as the coordination of community resources for young children and their families.  Multicultural issues and the need for educational programs that respect and respond to developmental variability and exceptionalities are emphasized.

The Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) teaching endorsement program meets state requirements for approval to teach in general education early childhood classrooms, inclusive early childhood classrooms, and in early childhood special education classrooms.  A passing score on the related MTTC test (Code 106) is also required to earn the endorsement.

Program Options / Credits:

ZA to ZS Bridge Option

Would you like to upgrade your ZA (early childhood general education) endorsement to the newer, more inclusive ZS (early childhood general and special education) endorsement, in order to more effectively address the developmental needs of all children in your care? Click here for details!