Early Childhood Education

Master’s Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The options with a report add a research component while the M.Ed. without a Report includes an extra elective course.

The Master’s Program in Early Childhood Education (ECE) focuses on important learning theories for young children and the curriculum that helps develop young learners. Students in this program are prepared to become teachers, teacher educators, professors and future researchers in Early Childhood Education.

ECE offers three master’s degree options:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) with a report
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a report
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) with an emphasis on coursework

Total minimum hours: 33 hours with Report; 36 hours without Report


Master of Education with Coursework

Master of Arts or Master of Education with Report

Required Areas of Study

Types of Courses

Important Reminders

At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
December 31

Credit Hours Required:
M.A.: 33 hours
M.Ed.: 30 hours

Schedule: Flexible

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Area Coordinator and Advisor
Jennifer K. Adair

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