Early Childhood Education Programs

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"We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture ."~ Andrew s. Garner

Discover Early Childhood Education

Early childhood educators make a profound impact on children’s lives. The first years of life create the foundation for a child’s health, emotional well being, and intellectual growth. Providing high-quality early care and education is critically important to enable children to learn and ensure that they reach their full potential.

Our Early Childhood Education programs are designed to provide in-depth knowledge of child development, childhood learning, and teaching skills for young children ages four through eight. All programs lead to Alabama teaching certification in Early Childhood Education, which is a requirement for those intending to work in grades PreK-3 in public elementary schools.

Early Childhood Education  Programs 

  1. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education (Online)
  2. Alternative Master of Education ( Alt. M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education 
  3. Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education with Reading Certification 
  4. Instructional Specialist (Ed.S.) in Early Childhood Education

 


Academic Advisor:

Rebecca McMahon Giles, Ph.D.

Ph: (251) 380-2899

rgiles@southalabama.edu