Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.

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The M.Ed. in early childhood education is designed to provide a comprehensive contemporary program of teacher preparation and education for early childhood settings (e.g., day care, preschool education, hospitals, community education, early intervention programs, agencies, infant/toddler education and preK-2nd grade). 


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Use observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
  • Know about assessment partnerships with families and other professionals.
  • Utilize effective approaches, strategies, and tools for early education.
  • Understand central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines.
  • Use own knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curriculum to promote positive outcomes.

Career Possibilities

  • Licensed teacher
  • Preschool provider
  • Preschool administrator
  • Daycare teacher
  • Daycare administrator
  • State education department director or employee

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods 
  • Multicultural Perspectives in Special Education 
  • Planning Curriculum for Young Children 
  • Programs in Early Childhood Education 
  • Investigations in Early Childhood Education 
  • Science and Math for Young Children 
  • Advanced Oral and Written Instruction Early Childhood 
  • Theoretical Bases for Early Childhood Education 
  • Early Education for Infants and Toddlers 
  • Theory of Play Development 
  • Family Education in Early Childhood 
  • Assessment for Young Children with Disabilities 
  • Strategies for Early Childhood Special Education 
  • Early Childhood Education Field Experience 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

In addition to meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate College, applicants must also meet the requirements established by the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies. They are:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a 3.00 grade point average for the last two years of undergraduate work; and
  • A letter of application/intent.

Tuition Fee

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    23274 USD/year
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  • National Applies to you

    9364 USD/year
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  • 880 - 1430 USD/month
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