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University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foundations of Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, M.Ed.

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MEd in Foundations of Education: Reggio Emilia Approach
 AU New England
Credits for Degree: 33 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Online
Standard time to completion: 28 months

Program Overview

Antioch University New England is proud to offer experienced education professionals the opportunity to obtain an MEd in the Reggio Emilia Approach (REA). The Reggio Emilia Approach refers to the philosophy of early childhood education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy and was founded by Loris Malaguzzi. Many educators (e.g., Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Gardner, and Bruner) inspire and inform the Reggio Emilia Approach. REA is grounded in several key principles (e.g., children are active protagonists of their growth and development process; learning is a process of individual and group construction; and the environment is organized to provoke and support learning). This program prepares teachers to interact with children in intentional, constructive, and creative ways that focus on children’s capabilities, competencies, and interests. The program promotes the development of a learning environment that is based on relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection.

The MEd in the Reggio Emilia Approach at Antioch University New England is aimed at meeting the needs of currently employed teachers interested in integrating Reggio-inspired principles in their respective classroom situations and practice. 

The 33-credit graduate program is offered throughout the year, with entry during any semester. Coursework is offered in an online format to meet the needs of K-12 classroom educators and other interested individuals. Candidates receive the highest quality of instruction from faculty with a rich background of work in the Reggio Emilia Approach. This program can be completed in 5-7 semesters. Students typically take 3-6 credits per term.

Plan of Study

To earn the MEd in Foundations of Education with Reggio Emilia Approach Concentration, students must successfully complete a total of 33 credits as outlined below.

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