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Learning Outcomes


Students in the Master of Arts in Early Childhood will:

  • Analyze biological, environmental, and sociocultural factors that influence early childhood development and learning.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood practices, environments, and programs.

  • Apply cultural perspectives and current and emerging research-based theories, practices, and strategies to foster positive outcomes for all children with particular emphasis on U.S. Latino children and families.

  • Analyze, synthesize, and apply research-based theories and practices to act as leaders and advocates who promote positive social change for young children, families, and the early childhood field.

  • Critically examine their own values, beliefs, and biases and use this understanding to improve their work with young children and their families.