This is the ideal advanced degree for students interested in becoming an administrator, director, or college instructor of early childhood education programs. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Leadership in Early Childhood Education allows graduates to develop innovative curricula and evaluate programs using standards set by the National Association for Education of Young Children. It focuses on theories, issues and trends in the system as well as the development of fiscal planning skills, marketing, human resources and leadership abilities necessary for managing an early childhood program.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Applicants who have successfully completed any of the Brandman University Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – A GPA between 2.75 – 2.99
calculated in the last 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential to be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
Core Courses (18 credits)
|EDUU 600*||Research and Evaluation Methods||3|
|EDUU 605||Democracy, Education and Social Change||3|
|EDUU 606||Seminar in Learning Theory||3|
|EDUU 607||Seminar in Comparative Education||3|
|EDUU 608||Seminar in Social Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUU 609||Seminar in Curriculum Studies||3|
*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to take this course first.
Emphasis Required Courses (12 credits)
|EDUU 640||Foundations of Leadership in Early Childhood Settings||3|
|EDUU 641||Public Policy and Fiscal Planning for Early Childhood Leaders||3|
|EDUU 642||Leadership and Human Resources in Early Childhood Settings||3|
|EDUU 643||Early Childhood Program Evaluation: Capstone||3|