Online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
In the Master of Education in early childhood education program, you’ll expand your specialized knowledge and intellectual skills, examine early childhood education research and discover innovative ways to work with infants and children.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is an MEd in early childhood education?
The early childhood education program prepares you to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of children from birth through age eight. Through applied activities and online coursework, you’ll complete research on this age group and learn about pedagogy, technology, policy and administration. Program graduates leave with the skills needed to apply knowledge and critical thinking into practice while working in the education field.
This program is ideal for students:
- Interested in learning about early childhood education research and working with infants and children in grades K-3.
- With a teaching certificate and a desire to further their knowledge and skills.
- Working in an early childhood setting and looking to pursue a leadership role.
- Pursuing future doctoral studies.
Why should I study early childhood education?
Young children and students need high-quality and well-trained educators to prepare them for their future. You should pursue this MEd early childhood education program if you want to understand human growth and development in early years of life and apply what you learn in various educational settings.
Students seeking teacher certification in early childhood education should pursue the Master of Education in early childhood education - teacher certification program.
MEd in early childhood education courses
Throughout the early childhood education program, you’ll complete coursework on a diverse set of topics centered around working with young learners. This 30-credit program is made up of eight core courses, one elective course and a capstone course, in which you’re required to complete a supervised applied project.
Please note: In order to complete all coursework, you’ll need access to children in a professional or community setting. Featured courses include:
Appropriate Instructional Methodologies for Young Children
Creating Equitable Learning Environment: Decision-Making & Action
Foundations of Diversity, Human Development and the Young Child
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Integrated Literacy for Young Learners
Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
What can I do with an MEd in early childhood education?
Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to apply practical challenges and create positive change for learners, families and communities. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Admissions requirements for the early childhood education program:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.
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