University of Hartford

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education


200 Bloomfield Ave

West Hartford, CT 06117

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you are interested in working with young children in public or private schools, childcare centers, or community programs but did not pursue a teaching degree as an undergraduate, then our master's program in early education may be a fit for you.

Unique strengths of our program:

  • Cross-disciplinary electives promote well-rounded teacher preparation and knowledge of early childhood development
  • Convenient, affordable evening classes offered in person and online
  • Rigorous professional preparation includes theory, fieldwork, student teaching, and internships at community partner schools
  • Learning focuses on the complete early childhood from infants through age eight
  • Coursework Integrates understanding of typical and atypical child development to prepare students to teach children across the learning spectrum
  • Degree leads to diverse careers in early childhood or certification as a Connecticut teacher with focus in birth to age 3 or pre-kindergarten to grade 3


Classes typically meet one evening per week, with a day commitment later in the program as students participate in a pre-kindergarten placement and a second placement in either the birth to age 3 or pre-K to grade 3 setting.

Students may choose several pathways towards their degree, typically pursuing the master's degree in education leading to certification. Others pursue a master's degree in education without certification. Montessori teachers and those currently enrolled in the Montessori Training Center of New England may also complete a master's degree in early education with a Montessori concentration.


Certification programs at the University of Hartford are approved by the National Council for Accred

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 495 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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