Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia

Childhood and Exceptional Student Education


Childhood & Exceptional Student Education



Mr. Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

University Hall 271

About the Degree
Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Early Childhood Education


The Master of Education degree is designed for individuals who hold or are eligible for a clear, renewable teaching certificate in an approved field (such as Early Childhood Education) and wish to pursue advanced study in that field.  The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare a master teacher who can address the academic, social and emotional development of students in pre-school through grade five.

Required courses

Professional Core (12 credit hours)
ECEG7070 Teaching for Cross Cultural Communication 3
ECEG7090 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods 3
ECEG7110 Advanced Child Growth and Development 3
FOUN7060 Educational Research 3

Support Courses (9 credit hours)
RDEN7070 Understanding Readers and the Reading Process (RE I) 3
RDEN7071 Linking Literacy Assessment to Instruction (RE II) 3
RDEN7072 Instructional Strategies in the Cntent Areas (RE III) 3

Specialized Content for Teaching (9 credit hours)
Courses must be approved by Academic Advisor.

The program of study consists of 10 required courses totaling 30 semester hours.  There is no internship for this program.

Note:  Reading Endorsement (RDEN) courses must be taken in sequence.  Successful completion of these courses will allow the Reading Endorsement (RDEN) to be added to one’s renewable certificate.
Most courses are offered face-to-face at night and some courses are available online.  Not all courses are offered every semester.  (Please check the Class Schedule Listing on the Armstrong Web site to see course information for the upcoming semester.)