The mission of all teacher preparation programs at Reinhardt University is to produce reflective, problem-solving teachers who respond to the diversity of student needs through differentiated instruction driven by ongoing assessment and adjustments within a nurturing environment.
In support of the Price School of Education Mission, the M.Ed. Program for Early Childhood Education will address:
M.Ed. candidates will support children’s cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and linguistic development by organizing and orchestrating a nurturing and challenging environment in ways that best facilitate the development and learning of young diverse children.
M.Ed. candidates will demonstrate in-depth, critical knowledge of the theory and research pertinent to the professional role(s) and focus area(s) emphasized in the program. Using systematic and professionally accepted approaches, each candidate will demonstrate inquiry skills, showing ability to investigate questions relevant to their practice and professional goals through classroom action research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
M.Ed. candidates will work as leaders and collaborators in the professional community to improve programs and practices for young children and their families. They will reflect on and use their abilities and opportunities to think strategically, build consensus, create change, and influence better outcomes for children, families, and the profession.
For information on the M.Ed. program curriculum, click on the links below: