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Master of Education - Early Childhood Education

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Master of Education - Early Childhood Education

Why is Early Childhood Education Important?

Providing high-quality early learning and development  experiences are  critically important to create the foundation for  children's physical/social/emotional well- being and intellectual growth.  Working with children, from birth to age 8, provides an opportunity to not only encourage and support young children's learning, but also to ensure the future of our communities.  The careers available with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education offer many opportunities that are rewarding.

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (ECE) is designed for graduate candidates to provide advanced knowledge of early childhood education in both certified and non-certified settings.  The program available through the Department of Education is designed to provide opportunities for graduate candidates who desire advanced education in ECE.

Admission Requirments

  • Teaching certificate or approved 4-year degree (certification is not required)
  • Apply online through EagleNET
  • Send all official transcripts from all universities attended (except EWU) to the Graduate Studies office
  • Three recommendations (forms sent from Department of Education Graduate Office)

To download a copy of the requirements, click here.

Requirements for M.Ed.

The M.Ed. program in Early Childhood Education may begin any quarter.  Depending on a student's course load, the program can be completed in as little as a year.  However, students working full-time and taking night classes normally complete the program in approximately two years.

Course requirements:

 Common requirements credits (25)

  • Psychological Foundations
  • Historical, Philosophical, & Social Foundation of Education
  • Research & Applied Experience

Early Childhood Education specialization credits (23)

Total credits needed: 48

To download a copy of the degree requirements, click here.

For more information, contact Robin Showalter, Graduate Program Coordinate.

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