Online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education – Teacher Certification
This Master of Education in early childhood education program is a great opportunity for students interested in gaining early childhood certification while learning education research and working with infants and children in grades K-3. In addition to completing a wide range of courses, online master’s in early childhood education students have the opportunity to act as a student teacher and participate in additional professional experiences.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 14
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 36
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What is the difference between an MEd in early childhood education with certification and an MEd in early childhood education?
The online master’s in early childhood education with certification equips current or aspiring educators with the coursework, skills and practical experience needed to become a certified teacher working in a public school with children pre-K and K-3.
If you aren’t seeking early childhood teacher certification or have already obtained it, ASU Online also offers an MEd in early childhood education. This program is designed for current educators looking to advance in their professional path.
What will I learn in this online teacher certification master’s program?
In this early childhood teacher certification program, you’ll complete coursework on a number of topics that prepare you to work with infants and young children. You’ll gain skills in areas including early childhood development and pedagogy, policy advocacy and analysis, literacy, evaluation and research. You’ll also become knowledgeable about:
- Current trends and research in the field of early childhood education.
- Instructional design and delivery techniques for young learners.
- Typical/atypical early childhood development.
Additionally, to prepare you to pursue early childhood teacher certification, you’ll have hands-on opportunities to complete two internships and a student teaching placement in both pre-K and grades K-3 settings.
Early childhood teacher certification courses
The curriculum in this online master’s in early childhood education covers a number of topics necessary to prepare you to work with young children. You’ll also participate in professional experiences in settings working with learners from pre-K to grade three. In this program’s culminating experience, you’ll develop a research project that can be applied to your work in your classroom.
Appropriate Instructional Methodologies for Young Children
Clinical Experience: Early Childhood Internship (Ages Birth-5)
Clinical Experience: Early Childhood Internship (Grades K-3)
Creating Equitable Learning Environment: Decision-Making & Action
Educator Scholar Community III
Foundations of Diversity, Human Development and the Young Child
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
What can I do with an online master's in early childhood education?
This program prepares you for a number of roles working with younger learners both in and out of the classroom. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Online master’s in early childhood education admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. View the college's graduate program application deadlines.
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. ASU is ranked #10 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:
Curriculum and Instruction.