Master - Education: Early Childhood Education

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The Master of Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education program at Northcentral University is focused on helping you build your skills and knowledge to make you a better candidate for a job working in educating young children. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Education program with a specialization in Early Childhood Education at Northcentral University is designed to help you fortify your ability to work with children in an educational capacity, as well as absorb new knowledge and techniques that could be used in the education profession. You will have the opportunity to take classes that cover basic educational topics as well as classes that look into special areas of child education and development. You will also have the chance to choose electives that better suit your individual talents and interests. You will be required complete a capstone research project in order to graduate.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should love working with children and have great patience. You should want to strengthen your leadership abilities and learn new techniques that are emerging in the child education industry. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 30 credit hours. Fifteen of those credits will be from required foundational courses, 12 credits will be from specialization courses of your choice, and a final three credits from your capstone course.

Courses for a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 5000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
ED 5022 Educational Policies and Practices
ED 5001Contemporary Issues in Education
ED 5034School Community Relations
ED 5023Multicultural Relationships in Educational Organizations
Specialization Courses
Select four courses from the following:
ECE 5001 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
ECE 5002Growth and Development of Young Children
ECE 5003Administration of Early Childhood Programs
ECE 5005Children and Families in a Diverse Society
ECE 5007Children's Literature
ECE 5009Early Childhood Education Capstone
Capstone Course
ED 6003 PK-12 Specialization Action Research Capstone

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may go on to apply for a number of different career opportunities. You could be able to seek out education-related jobs at various levels. You might be able to work directly with students, or more with materials created for their benefit, as well as in many other sorts of work environments.

Positions students may choose to pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • After School Care Worker
  • Daycare Worker
  • Tutor
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Educational Materials Producer/Designer