Teaching Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Deepen your understanding of the ways diversity affects development and learning in early childhood. Study specific special needs as well as the impact of living in poverty and the effects of stress, violence, and trauma. Learn practical strategies and tools required to work with and teach young children including ways to plan curriculum, create caring and respectful environments, and improve developmental and learning outcomes for every child.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (21 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (Capstone (3 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6005 Course Foundations: Early Childhood Studies Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6160 Course Early Childhood Development Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6161 Course Effective Programs and Practices Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6162 Course Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6163 Course Building Research Competencies Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6164 Course Perspectives on Diversity and Equity Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6165 Course Communicating and Collaborating in the Early Childhood Field Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6357 Course Diversity, Development, and Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6358 Course Strategies for Working With Diverse Children Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6990 Course Capstone: Practical Application in the Early Childhood Field Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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