2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Curriculum & Instruction, Inclusive Childhood Education (M.A.) - J

The M.A. in Inclusive Childhood Education prepares students for research-based professional work with children of all backgrounds and learning abilities. This is a rigorous academic program that provides the education courses required for students who have an undergraduate liberal arts degree in an approved discipline area and want to gain licensure endorsement to teach both elementary education (K-6) and special education (K-8) while pursuing their graduate degree in education. A full-time, full-semester internship is required.

Course and practicum experiences provide knowledge of the theories, research, standards and practices that affect schools and informal educational settings. Learning is studied as a fundamental human endeavor involving culture and context, imagination and interaction, reason and reaction. Careful attention is given to the growth of children as individuals whose perceptions, interests, joys, strengths and challenges are formed within a community and through agencies. NVU-J’s Childhood Education students are prepared to help children succeed in school and beyond by becoming knowledgeable professionals prepared to advocate for excellence and equity.