Outreach and Program Services
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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pdfirst@oakland.edu
Multiple Office and Class Locations
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M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (ZS option)

Overview

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education prepares professionals to work with children from birth through age 8 in public and private schools and agency settings. It provides training for the direction and evaluation of early childhood programs and the coordination of community resources for young children and families. The program combines theory with observation and participation in clinical, community and school practicum settings.

The program emphasizes a broad interdisciplinary view of early childhood education and child development. Also emphasized are multicultural issues concerning young children and their families, and the need for educational programs to respect and respond to children’s developmental variabilities and exceptionalities.

OU also offers an Early Childhood Education Endorsement. Classes taken for the endorsement apply to the degree. 

Admissions
Criteria
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • If seeking Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement, you must hold or be eligible for a valid Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the program
Locations
Displayed below are all of the current locations offered for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood program.  Students are encouraged to apply for their preferred location (residence in a specific county is  not  required).  

Oakland County
Oakland University - Main Campus
Pawley Hall
Rochester, MI  48309
 
Macomb County
Macomb Intermediate School District (ISD) Building
44001 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038 
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Information
and Application
Download an  application packet .  Please contact the faculty program coordinator directly if you have any other questions.

Faculty Program Coordinator:
Dr. Ambika Bhargava, Associate Professor
Oakland University, 405A Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3067 phone 
abhargav@oakland.edu