Early Childhood Education, MEd

Early Childhood Education Specialization

If you have a desire to shape, coach and guide young children through their first years of life when social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development occur, the master’s degree in Early Childhood Education specialization is an ideal choice. Mentored by your doctoral professors, you’ll learn to assess educational potential, create instructional programs, direct and coordinate learning activities, and manage early childhood classrooms. As an Early Childhood Education graduate, you are prepared to pursue positions at public or private schools, daycare centers, kindergarten institutions or community colleges, such as curriculum developer, manager or administrator, early childhood consultant and early childhood case manager.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MED 30 10 15 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Master of Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Examine educational issues to make informed, ethical decisions and recommendations in diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Apply professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educational diverse groups.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Investigate evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.

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