Upgrade your ZA endorsement to
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (ZS option)
The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education prepares professionals to work with children from birth through age 8 in public and private schools and agency settings. It provides training for the direction and evaluation of early childhood programs and the coordination of community resources for young children and families. The program combines theory with observation and participation in clinical, community and school practicum settings.
The program emphasizes a broad interdisciplinary view of early childhood education and child development. Also emphasized are multicultural issues concerning young children and their families, and the need for educational programs to respect and respond to children’s developmental variabilities and exceptionalities.
OU also offers an Early Childhood Education Endorsement. Classes taken for the endorsement apply to the degree.
- 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