Program Description

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program prepares professionals to work with young children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds. This 30-credit master’s program is designed for those who already hold an early childhood education teacher license or who are interested in working in an early childhood education context outside of the classroom.

What it costs

The cost is $595.00 per credit hour for VA state residents or $505.75 per credit hour for VA state residents who are eligible and apply for the 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount. All out of state students qualify for an automatic 40% discount and a cost of $795.00 per credit hour. Fees include a $35 per credit hour Distance Education fee. Education Resource, New Student, and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.

Application Deadline

This program has rolling admissions, meaning that students can apply at any time. It is recommended that students apply by April 1 for Summer or Fall and December 1 for Spring.

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Check out the Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners (MEd) program on the College of Education and Human Development website.

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Program Summary

50 Percent Online

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Concentration: Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners

Degree: MEd

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 30 total