Education (Early Childhood Education) - Master of Arts (Online)

Concentration: Early Childhood Education (without licensure)

The program with a concentration in Early Childhood Education (without licensure) is an on-line only graduate degree program for persons with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field who are already teaching or working in early childhood settings. This advanced degree prepares the early childhood professional for advanced practice in teaching education, engagement with applied research, staff development, work with families, program management and commitment to issues, analysis and advocacy related to early childhood education.

  • This is an on-line program only
  • You must apply and be admitted to NMSU Graduate School and the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership before you can begin taking ECED courses
  • Many specialized courses are not offered every semester. Please check with your faculty advisor to plan accordingly
  • For additional information, visit the program website
Prefix Title Credits
Course Requirements
TPAL Core Courses
EDUC 5120Multicultural Education3
EDUC 5140Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy3
EDUC 5170Action Research Projects3
Early Childhood Core Courses
ECED 5230Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
BLED 5120The Bilingual Preschool Child3
ECED 6110History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education3
ECED 5310Issues in Early Childhood Education3
ECED 5130Working with Parents of Young Children3
ECED 5210Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood3
ECED 5520Literacy Development in Early Childhood3
ECED 5110Working with Young Children with Special Needs, Ages 3-83
Total Credits33