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 Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Mar 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores required from international applicants only
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships 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.

Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Email:
djcastne@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8188
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Professor

Research Areas:
Professional well-being; teacher beliefs and practices across cultures and contexts; infant toddler care and education
Email:
mmcmulle@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8393

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