M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education – Early Childhood Education Track

Early Childhood Education

M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education

Early Childhood Education Track

We are currently seeking approval for a new “Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum” online degree. Until the approval process is complete, we will continue to accept applications for the residential (face-to-face) version of this degree.

Build upon your bachelor’s degree and classroom experience to become a more effective educator through the master’s program in early childhood education.

In this 36-hour program, you’ll:

  • Organize and administer early education programs
  • Design curricula for early childhood programs
  • Gain a deeper understanding of child development

The degree offers a thesis or practicum option. You may also choose to take additional course work.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallMar 1Mar 1
    SpringNov 1Sep 1
    SummerMar 1Mar 1
    Fee$60$65
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students only if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.00
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

The Early Childhood Education Program is primarily for individuals who already have a teaching license in early childhood or elementary education and are seeking advanced professional development. Students can choose to focus their courses on the study of preschool or primary education.

Course work focuses on supporting the healthy overall growth, development, learning and well-being of young children from birth through age 8 and families.