Arizona State University

ASU Online

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

ASU's College of Teacher Education and Leadership offers an online Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction leading to Arizona early childhood certification or endorsement (birth through grade 3). This is a practitioner's degree that is designed to advance the professional knowledge, skills and understanding of individuals teaching children from birth through grade 3. It is not an initial teaching certification or licensure program, but an opportunity for increased professional development at the graduate level. The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education is recommended for practitioners in a wide range of programs for children in a variety of community settings. Their roles may include administration, supervision and mentoring in early childhood programs, pre-elementary or primary grade teaching, family/community support, early intervention, resource and referral, program licensing, infants and toddlers' specialist, as well as many others. Guiding principles include an interdisciplinary perspective, collaboration, mentoring and advocacy, with a foundation of the most current knowledge base in early childhood and best practice for all young children and families.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
ASU FAFSA Code: 001081.

Locale: Midsize City

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