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RESOLUTION TO ADD MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the mission of the Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education degree program is to prepare highly qualified teachers to enter pre-kindergarten through grade three classrooms; and

WHEREAS, having a regional reputation of excellence in teacher education enables Winthrop University to broaden its offerings in graduate programs aimed at serving the needs of the State of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, local and state agencies have indicated a growing need for more Early Childhood Education teachers; and

WHEREAS, graduates will complete a nationally accredited program focused on standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; and 

WHEREAS, no additional resources above student tuition and fees will be required for this program,

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education degree program be added.

APPROVED, this the 22nd day of February, 2008.

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