Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Early Childhood
Education

Mostly Online 36 credit hours * 2 years

Affordable Tuition

$213/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Coursework reflects the importance of play

Holistic approach to serving children’s needs

Program fosters teacher growth

Instructors grounded in both research and practice

Networking opportunities and job placement support

For

Educators seeking licensure in Early Childhood Education (PreK-2)

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise.
  • Design high quality instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments.
  • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use the data to improve instruction and practice.
  • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled and collaborative practice.

How You Learn

Mostly online courses, on your schedule

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Master’s in Education, and will be eligible for initial licensure in Early Childhood Education to teach in a Massachusetts public school setting.

Degree Requirements

Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

CourseTitleCredits
ECH 500 Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood3
ECH 520 Learning Through Play3
ECH 550 Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Early Childhood Education (Pre-Practicum)3
ECH 565 Reflective Seminar in Early Childhood Education3
ECH 560 Practicum in Early Childhood Education3
EDN 500 Child and Adolescent Development3
EDN 530 OR EDN 575Sheltered English Immersion OR Data Literacy3
ELM 530 Humanities Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
MTH 540 Early Childhood and Elementary STEM Methods3
RDL 500 

Early Literacy Development

3
RDL 510 Children’s & Young Adult Literature3
SPE 505 Inclusive Education3
 Total Requirements 36

 

Required Curriculum: Non-Licensure

*Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor

Electives – 12 cr.

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

CourseTitleCredits
ECH 520Learning Through Play3
EDN 500Child and Adolescent Development3
ELM 530Humanities Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
MTH 540

Early Childhood and Elementary STEM Methods

3
RDL 500

Early Literacy Development

3
RDL 510

Children’s & Young Adult Literature

3
ECH 500 Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood3
SPE 505 

Inclusive Education

3
 Total Requirements 36
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.