Early Childhood Education
Applications for all graduate education programs are completed through the Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. From there, you can learn about general admission requirements, and find the steps to applying to a graduate program.
Please note, however, that individual programs have additional, specific requirements which are outlined in “Admissions Requirements” section of each program in the Graduate Catalogue.
Near the end of all undergraduate and most graduate programs, students will complete a clinical, field-based student teaching experience/practicum. This experience tends to be both exhilarating and intensive; as such, students must demonstrate their preparedness for the student teaching/practicum through an application.
The student teaching and practicum applications are created and submitted through Tk20. In addition to familiarizing themselves the steps to submitting an application, students should read the handbook for their type of field experience and review the information about fieldwork collected on the Fieldwork page.
The capstone experience for all graduate education students is the Educational Research Seminar (EDD 630 & 631), a two-semester course sequence in which students engage in an in-depth, scholarly exploration of an area relevant to their professional growth. The Educational Research Seminar sequence will likely represent the most sophisticated academic connection students will have with their professional. Given the special nature of this course sequence, the process for enrolling in it differs somewhat from registering for other courses. For more information about this, please consult the Educational Research Seminar page.