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Program/Degree
Language, Reading & Culture (MA) - Early Childhood Education 
Program Description

The Master of Arts (MA) prepares graduate students to serve in early childhood education as  advocates, educators, policy makers, directors, administrators, and researchers to create engaging and safe learning environments for young children.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies -

 
College
College of Education  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Adriana Garibay Miramontez
520-621-1311
Graduate Program Coordinator
Adriana Garibay Miramontez
520-621-1311
Director of Graduate Studies
Marcy B Wood
520-621-1700
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
GPA 3.0
Two letters of recommendation
Resume
Official transcripts
TOEFL (International applicants only)
 
English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 paper based (PB), 79 internet based (iBT), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6). Individual departments may require a higher score and may have minimum score requirements by test module that must be met to qualify for admission.

Applicants may request, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send an official TOEFL score report directly to The University of Arizona. Contact TOEFL Services to request the mailing of your score report. The University of Arizona institution code is 4832.
 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): TOEFL (international applicants only)
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7

 

 
Financial Aid

Fellowships
Tuition Scholarships

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April1 

International Applicants:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: September 15
  • Summer: March 1
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 32 units
Core coursework:

Research (3 units): LRC 576, LRC 578
 
Major Core (6 units): LRC 504, LRC 505 
 
Courses in Major (12-18 units): LRC 532, LRC 582, LRC 584, LRC 652, LRC 653, LRC 595a, LRC/TTE 595a, TTE 528, TTE 595a,            
Students may choose, in consultation with their advisor, additional LRC courses in children’s literature, literacy, reading and writing processes, biliteracy, language learning, cultural diversity, technology, etc.  
 
Field Experience (6 units): LRC 578, LRC 693
 
Electives (Optional, but no more than 6 graduate units outside the department, with approval of advisor).
 
Exit Options: Standard Exam, Portfolio, Scholarly Paper, Take-Home Exam, Master’s Thesis, Exit Course


Other requirements:

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
https://www.coe.arizona.edu/sites/coe/files/TLS/Dept_Documents/lrc_MA_handbook_word.pdf  
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Last revised 11 Oct 2017