Post-Baccalaureate Degree Programs
All Center degree programs are scheduled to accommodate the needs of working individuals. Most programs require some daytime availability for field based and clinical experiences.
This program is designed for persons who are interested in the Allied Health Professions and seek a strong theoretical base for evidenced-based clinical practice to meet the needs of persons with communicative disorders.
Master of Arts (MA)
Early Childhood Education
The MA in Early Childhood Education prepares teacher candidates for classrooms in PK-Grade 3. The final semester requires a full-time apprenticeship.
MA in Special Education
The Masters of Arts in Special Education is designed to offer professional preparation for careers in public or private schools or other educational institutions. This program is primarily directed toward individuals who hold teaching certification and have had teaching experience in special education or related disciplines. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are prepared to fulfill a variety of roles related to teaching and instructional practices in schools and institutions serving special populations of children and youth
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
The MAT in Elementary Education prepares teacher candidates for classrooms in Grades 1-6. Coursework is held in evening hours to accommodate working professionals.
English Language Arts
The MAT in English Language Arts prepares teacher candidates for classrooms in Grades 7-12. Coursework is held in evening hours to accommodate working professionals.
The MAT in Mathematics prepares teacher candidates to teach mathematics in Grades 7-12.
The MAT in Social Studies prepares teacher candidates to teach social studies (history, geography, world cultures) in grades 7-12.
Early Childhood Leadership Institute
The Early Childhood Leadership Institute (ECLI) provides workforce development, training, and educational support for early care and education practitioners. The goal of ECLI is to improve the social and academic outcomes of young children by engaging early care and education practitioners in a continuing process of professional and leadership development, career advancement, and pedagogical excellence. The ECLI includes:
- Director’s Credential
- DC Early Childhood Higher Education Collaborative
- Project Headway
- The UDC Early Childhood Lab School
Adult Education - Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate Program in Adult Education provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical perspective and understanding of the field of adult education. Program completers work in a variety of programs that provide services to adults, 16 years of age and older. They teach in programs that include training in adult basic education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), and English as a Second Language (ESL). Additionally, certified adult educators engage in professions that require planning and directing of adult education programs. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and must apply to the University as special graduate students.