The Graduate Program for the Master of Arts in Pre-Elementary Education is designed to prepare students to work in the daycare setting. Coursework will focus on early childhood education ranging from birth to pre-kindergarten. In addition, students will recieve clinical experiences in a daycare setting for experiential learning. This program is offered completely on-line.
Summary of Graduation Requirements
|EDU 605||Human Growth and Development||3|
|SPE 512||Foundations of Special Education: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Educating Exceptional Learners||3|
|ECS 626||Parent Participation in Education Systems||3|
|EED 500G||Language and Developmental Reading in||3|
|SPE 613||Assessment and Evaluation in Ecc||3|
|ECS 683||Intervention Strategies for High Risk Children||3|
|Specialization Requirements (Take 12 credits)||12|
|EED 501||Diagnostic Reading||3|
|EED 503||Teaching and Learning in the Primary School (pre K-3)||3|
|ECS 580||Developmental Delays in the Early Years||3|
|EDU 636||Classroom and Behavior Management||3|
|UED 637||Curriculum Development and Technology||3|
|(Complete 100 clock hours)|
|EED 695||Thesis (and one elective OR Comprehensive Exam and 6 credits of elective courses.)||3|
Admission criteria to the Master of Arts Degree Program in Pre-Elementary Education are in accordance with the Graduate Council of Norfolk State University and the Admissions Committee of the School of Education. The criteria for admission are as follows:
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A foreign student should possess equivalent credentials as documented on an evaluated transcript.
- A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a four (4) point scale.
A complete application file will include the following:
- Application to Norfolk State University
- Non-refundable application fee.
- Bachelor’s degree (Liberal Arts) from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning. Students with non-Liberal Arts degree may be required to take additional coursework.
- Three (3) recent letters of recommendation (e.g. supervisor, former professor, and advisor) dated within the last year.
- Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (unofficial transcripts can be accepted for review purposes).
- Personal Statement regarding professional goals.
- Resume (updated)
All application materials should be received by May 1 for consideration in the fall, and by October 1 for consideration in the spring. Candidates for admission may be requested to come to the school for a personal interview. Also, an applicant may request an interview.
A person with the baccalaureate degree, seeking to take particular courses but not working toward a graduate degree may be granted such permission. These courses may be taken for credit or on a non- credit basis.
A person seeking admission to the degree program but who does not meet all requirements for regular admission may be admitted in a non-degree status. Non-degree students may be allowed to take up to nine (9) credit hours of course work and must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or better after which the student may petition the Committee to have his/her status changed to regular admission.
Generally, a maximum of six (6) credit hours of credit of graduate work earned at another accredited institution may be accepted as transfer credit, provided the conditions of the Graduate Council are met. However, decisions regarding the transfer credit will be made by the Graduate Program Coordinator with the approval of the department head, the Graduate School.