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Department of Early Childhood Education

College of Education

Graduate Program

The Early Childhood Education Graduate Program is housed in the Department of Teaching & Learning in the Clemmer College. It offers a Master of Arts degree with several degree options to meet the needs of a variety of students, including an Initial Licensure (PreK-3) option, a Master Teacher option, and a Researcher/Thesis option. The program also offers an Online Cohort option, where students can progress through the MA (Master Teacher) Program as part of a completely online cohort in 24 months. (If you are interested in our online degree option, please download our online cohort brochure.) Additionally, the program offers an 18-hour Emergent Inquiry Certificate Program. This new program is Reggio-inspired and the first online graduate certificate program with specific focus on Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry. (If you are interested in our Emergent Inquiry Certificate option, please download our Emergent Inquiry Brochure). Regardless of which option is best suited for you, you can take confidence in the fact that the Early Childhood Education Graduate Program is NCATE and NAEYC approved. We also offer a PhD program in Early Childhood, one of only 14 in the country. Click here to download our Graduate Program Brochure.



MA (Initial Licensure)

MA (Master Teacher)

MA (Researcher/Thesis

MTEA Cohort

Emergent Inquiry Cohort




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