M.A. Early Childhood Education
100% Online Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education Program
Our Master Teacher (MTEA) Concentration here at East Tennessee State University is a non-licensure Master's Degree in Early Childhood that is appropriate for teachers who already have licensure and are looking to get a master's degree and also for graduate students who are not teachers but who are interested in earning a master's degree that will enable them to work in other early childhood settings outside the public school. The Department of Early Childhood Education believes that students and faculty are reflective partners actively engaged in a continual learning process to gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be teachers, researchers, professionals and leaders in early care and education.
This Online Degree Program requires completion of 36 semester credit hours, two courses per semester over two academic years, including two courses each summer.
Credits to complete this program: __ credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$601 per credit hour||$751 per credit hour||$1442 per credit hour|
*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students.
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MTEA Admissions Requirements
Individuals seeking admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction must first meet general requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and a completed graduate application form. Each applicant to the graduate program in early childhood education must complete the following:
1. Complete all the requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
2. Present a minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average or complete a probationary period in which the student achieves a grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than a B in the first 9 credits of graduate credit.
3. Be reviewed by the Early Childhood Admission committee. Those who do not have an undergraduate degree in early childhood education or a related field of study may be required to take selected undergraduate courses that will strengthen the applicant’s background in early childhood education.
Steps to Apply
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Master's," term, then choose M.A. Early Childhood Education and complete the remainder of the form.