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School of Education COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

For all Education students, undergraduate and graduate: The faculty are making adjustments now to courses and are putting processes in place to help support you through the remainder of the semester completely through remote, online or other alternative instructional means. All processes, including coursework and advising, will be available to you in ways that support you while you and faculty are working virtually. Look for additional notification concerning course adjustments, changes in advising, and other important processes over the following days.

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Early Childhood Development, B.S.

Learn. Enrich. Inspire.

The W's Early Childhood Development (ECD) degree program is designed to train entry-level early childhood education leaders. The curriculum aligns with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and is designed to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age eight, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research with quality instruction. Alongside top-notch classes, our program includes Residency courses to give our students more classroom experience than any other program in the state.

The MUW Early Childhood Development program is a non-licensure program; therefore, it does not lead to licensure through the Mississippi Department of Education.

Please note: All entering freshmen and transfer Education students will begin their major as Early Childhood Development. After completing Block 1 Education courses, completing the MDE Praxis Core exam or earning a 21 or higher composite ACT score, and maintaining an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater, students may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.


*Updated February 2020 - DEO