Early Childhood Education ?
Q: I am interested in finding out about online
masters programmes in early childhood education. Any views/insight would be
Also any articles on language development - 4 year olds who are saying
"me go to ride the pony". Does this indicate dyslexia ?
A:It's unlikely, but it's worth keeping an eye on and/or having the child assessed by a dyslexia specialist. A more common form of word confusion in dyslexic children at that age would be "up/down", "left/right" etc., but not really word-order confusion, at least not when speaking. For a list of some dyslexia-indicators take a look at http://www.bda-dyslexia.org.uk/info/faqs.htm . It can't be stressed enough, though, that if you think the child may be dyslexic (s)he should be taken to see a specialist. The worst thing that can happen to a child is when (s)he starts being labelled as "slow" either by the teacher or fellow students once they start going to school. The loss of self-esteem and confidence can have life-long effects, so the age of 4 is a good time to become aware of a potential situation You might look into these schools: Edith Cowan University (http://www.ecu.edu.au) M.Ed., early childhood studies (and you can also do a second focus in children with special needs; program is correspondence and research based rather than online, although some of the required courses are probably available online) Macquarie University (http://www.coe.mq.edu.au) M.Ed., early childhood education (again, correspondence and research based rather than online, but still no residency) University of South Africa (http://www.unisa.ac.za) M.Ed., preprimary education (again...well, you know the drill) Other folks can probably suggest other options. You probably had a U.S. program in mind, and there probably is one, so let me know if you're still looking for one in a week and I'll do a less lazy search. Aside from the excellent recommendations by Br. Tom C. Head, I can add the following programs from Australia: 1) University of Newcastle has a Master of Early Childhood Education. 2) University of Wollongong has a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. 3) James Cook University has a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. 4) James Cook University has a Master of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education. 5) Queensland University of Technology has a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. 6) University of South Australia has a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. 7) University of South Australia has a Master of Education Studies in Early Childhood Education. 8) University of Melbourne has a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education.