Education (Early Childhood Education) - Master of Arts

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 this program before you can begin taking ECED courses (above and beyond applying to the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration and Leadership)
  • For information on how to apply to the program, contact Dr. Michelle Salazar Perez at
  • 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 Courses12
Multicultural Education3
Technology and Pedagogy3
Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy3
Action Research Projects3
Early Childhood Core Courses21
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
The Bilingual Preschool Child3
History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education3
Issues in Early Childhood Education3
Working with Parents of Young Children3
Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood3
Literacy Development in Early Childhood3
Total Credits33