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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M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (ZS option)


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.

  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • If seeking Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement, you must hold or be eligible for a valid Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the program
Displayed below are all of the current locations offered for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood program.  Students are encouraged to apply for their preferred location (residence in a specific county is  not  required).  

Oakland County
Oakland University - Main Campus
Pawley Hall
Rochester, MI  48309
Macomb County
Macomb Intermediate School District (ISD) Building
44001 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038 
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and Application
Download an  application packet .  Please contact the faculty program coordinator directly if you have any other questions.

Faculty Program Coordinator:
Dr. Ambika Bhargava, Associate Professor
Oakland University, 405A Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3067 phone