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Northwestern State University (NSU) is proud to offer the only M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program in the state of Louisiana . This advanced program builds on content that certified teachers mastered at the undergraduate level to facilitate their work with young children, their families, and their communities. The degree program is comprised of Education courses and a Practicum experience that address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, and the program involves advanced candidates in strengthening their knowledge, skills, and dispositions relating to working with children from birth to eight years.
The Early Childhood Education program at NSU is nationally approved by NAEYC, a specialized professional association recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
For those seeking admission to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program after fall 2006 , please submit the following to NSU's Graduate School (1) an application for admission (http://graduateschool.nsula.edu), (2) documentation of GRE scores (minimum of 800; 750 with stipulations), (3) documentation of a teaching license, (4) official transcript(s) of undergraduate work or degree earned, and (5) two letters of recommendation (forms available on the NSU Graduate School website).