Lynch School of Education
Early Childhood Education
master of education (m.ed.)
The Early Childhood program is designed for students who wish to teach in grades pre-K-2.
The program stresses a humanistic approach to teaching that is both developmentally appropriate and intellectually challenging. It prepares the teacher to work with a diverse range of children by providing the teacher with knowledge about instructional practices, along with perspectives on children, schools, and society.
Prerequisite for the program is a bachelor's degree with an arts and sciences, interdisciplinary major, or the equivalent. No prior teaching license is required for admission to the program.
The Programs of Study includes foundation and professional courses, and practicum experiences. The program reflects close linkages between current research and best practices in teaching and learning.
Courses of study are carefully planned with the faculty advisor to ensure that both degree and licensure requirements are fulfilled.
For more information about eligibility and licensure, visit the Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department page.
Program of Study
Faculty: Mariela Páez, Lillie R. Albert, G. Michael Barnett, Maria Estela Brisk, Curt Dudley-Marling, Richard Jackson, Katharine McNeill, Rebecca Mitchell, Patrick McQuillan, C. Patrick Proctor, David Scanlon
View information about the graduate admission and financial aid process.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999