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Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

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PhD:  Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education degree, through its integral partnership with the Old Dominion University Children's Research and Learning Centers and Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center, focuses on the preparation of researchers, educators, and advocates dedicated to improving children's access to equitable opportunities for learning in a variety of early care and education environments. The program emphasizes critical explorations of theoretical understandings that are integrally linked to the practice of early childhood care and education in a diverse, global community with an emphasis on social justice and advocacy for young children and their families.

Masters of Science:  Education - Early Childhood Education Research

A master's degree in early childhood education with a research emphasis will provide educators with an advanced professional degree and qualifications beyond licensure. Course work for the degree includes a focus on scholarly research, statistical analysis, and writing for professional journals. This emphasis also will serve as the prerequisite course work to the PhD in education with a concentration in early childhood, thereby facilitating entry into the PhD program. For more information about this program, please contact Andrea DeBruin-Parecki.

Masters of Science:  Education - Fifth Year (IDS) Early Childhood Education, PreK-3 Initial Licensure Program 

This Fifth Year Early Childhood Master's program is for students who have completed the Bachelor's of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Education PreK-3 or Primary/Elementary (depending on your catalogue year) at Old Dominion University and wish to qualify for a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in PreK-3.

Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program, Early Childhood

PreK-3 Initial Licensure

Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program, Early Childhood  PreK-3 Initial Licensure: This non-degree program is for students who have completed a Bachelor's of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Education PreK-3 or Primary/Elementary (depending on your catalogue year) at Old Dominion University and wish to qualify for a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in PreK-3.