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M Ed Early Childhood Education Plus Teaching Licensure

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
26502 USD
National
12266 USD

Application fee

International 0 USD
National 0 USD
Department
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)104
TOEFL-PBT (min)607
GRE (avg)330
GMAT (avg)659

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About this course

Early Childhood Education (birth through Grade 3) prepares teachers for preschool, kindergarten, and the early primary grades (one through three) of the elementary school. Graduates of the program qualify for the early childhood license with early childhood special education approval. Illinois law and Council on Teacher Education policy require that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System test of Basic Skills prior to admission.

Who should apply
Graduate level students who want to:

  • Plan lessons that teach students subjects, such as reading and math, and skills, such as studying and communicating with others
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum requirements for admisson

  • All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Official scores are required to be submitted directly from TOEFL/ETS or IELTS (please see instructions below for Submitting Official Scores regarding our institution code and program number).
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid.
  • Important, please note: Individual academic programs may require a higher score, or evidence of spoken English language proficiency; contact your proposed program of study office for the minimum TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS requirement for admission.
  • Test information and instructions for requesting official scores
  • TOEFL (Test of english as a foreign language)
  • Website: www.toefl.org

TOEFL Services at Educational Testing Service (ETS):

Requesting Official Scores: Applicants who have already taken the TOEFL should request the Educational Testing Service send scores to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign using our institution code number 1836.

IELTS (International english language testing system)
IELTS is jointly owned by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia.

Website: www.ielts.org

Requesting Official Scores: Applicants who have already taken the IELTS should upload their score report forms directly to the online application.

Exemptions

 Graduate applicants may be exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score if one of the following criteria is met:Completion of at least two years of post-secondary full-time study, as defined by the home institution, in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction, within five years of the proposed term of initial enrollment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
OR

Completion of a graduate degree in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, within five years of the proposed term of initial enrollment.

Minimum requirements

Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for last two years of undergraduate study is a minimum requirement for admission. If your undergraduate study is longer than 4 years, additional semesters may be used to calculate the admission GPA. Please note that proposed programs of study may require a higher GPA than the Graduate College's minimum standard.

Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States or a or comparable degree program from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad, and who meet the GPA requirements stated above will be admitted conditionally pending receipt of final academic credentials showing the undergraduate degree as conferred.
International applicants must meet minimum requirements based on their country of origin. Please note that proposed programs of study may require a higher GPA than the Graduate College's minimum standard.

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Course Modules

Psychological Foundations Courses in Educational Psychology

Select one of the following: 4

  • EPSY 400 Psyc of Learning in Education 
  • EPSY 401 Child Language and Education 
  • EPSY 402 Sociocultural Infl on Learning 
  • EPSY 404 Adjustment in School Settings 
  • EPSY 405 Personality and Soc Dev 
  • EPSY 406 Psyc of Classroom Management 
  • EPSY 407 Adult Learning and Development 
  • EPSY 408 Learning & Hum Dev w/ EdTech 
  • EPSY 430 Early Adolescent Development 
  • EPSY 490 Developments in Educ Psyc

OR EPSY 485 for 2 hours plus 2 hours of a previously named EPSY course

Philosophical and Social Foundations Courses in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Select one of the following: 4

  • EOL 548 Poli & Cultural Context of Ed 
  • EPS 400 History of American Education 
  • EPS 401 History of Educational Ideas 
  • EPS 402 Asian American Education 
  • EPS 403 European Education to 1600 
  • EPS 404 European Education since 1600 
  • EPS 405 Historical & Social Barriers 
  • EPS 410 Philosophy of Education 
  • EPS 411 School and Society 
  • EPS 412 Critical Thinking for Teachers 
  • EPS 413 Aesthetic Education 
  • EPS 415 Technology & Educational Reform 
  • EPS 420 Sociology of Education 
  • EPS 421 Racial and Ethnic Families 
  • EPS 423 Politics of Education 
  • EPS 424 Economics of Education
  • EPS 426 Comparative Education

Elective Hours: 24

  • 400/500-Level Hours Required: 12 hours (Independent Study included)
  • 500-Level Hours Required in Education: 12 hours
  • Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (min/max applied toward degree): 0-8

Total Hours 32

 

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How to Apply

The College of Education is a part of the University of Illinois Graduate College.  As such, you will apply to our program using the Graduate College application.  This online graduate application is part of the ApplyYourself Application Network. You will create a UserName and Password so that you can return to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you submit your application. Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by our admissions committees. 

For current or former University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate students wishing to transfer programs or departments, please complete the Change of Curriculum request form and appropriate materials in lieu of the online application. 

Criteria & Supporting Materials
Applicants must submit the appropriate supporting application materials as listed below. All supporting materials should be uploaded directly into the online application or included with the Curriculum Change request form if the applicant is transferring departments or programs.     

Personal Statement- A statement in which you provide evidence of how your professional experiences and prior academic work have focused your thinking toward the planned program of study.  A minimum 500 words is required for the personal statement.  

Resume/Curriculum Vitae- This is required of all applicants.  For students applying to the Special Education doctoral program, a minimum of two years paid full-time professional experience related to special education or the field of disability is required for consideration for the program.

3 Letters of Reference - From persons who have direct knowledge of your academic and/or professional performance and potential for graduate study.

Transcripts- At the time of application you are only required to upload unofficial copies of your transcripts into the application.  The unofficial copy can be a screenshot or scanned copy but should not be a photo of the transcript.  Applicants must have earned at least a degree from an accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for last two years of undergraduate study is a minimum requirement for admission.

Scholarly Writing Sample: required for applicants to doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology and Special Education; strongly recommended for doctoral applicants in Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership.  The writing sample can be a masters thesis, research paper, or any other sample that demonstrates the applicant's ability to analyze and synthesize data.

Required Materials for all International Applicants:

  • Proof of funding documentation
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Meet minimum requirements based on country of origin

 

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