Capella University

MS Ed - Early Childhood Education


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - Early Childhood Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.

Capella University's online master's in early childhood education program prepares you to design highly engaging experiences for young children. This program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Your curriculum includes coursework in child psychology, classroom management, early childhood learning environments, family engagement, and strategies for eliminating achievement gaps. Elective course work allows you to broaden your knowledge of learning theories or focus on special education or supervisory skills.

With your Master's in Early Childhood Education from Capella, you'll understand the stages of child development and how to create learning environments and developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction to encourage individual as well as group learning, skill development, reflection, critical thinking, and inquiry. You will be able to uphold ethical and professional standards in conduct as an early childhood professional and engage in continued professional growth.

Common jobs with an online Master's in Early Childhood Education include adjunct or part-time faculty, preK-3 elementary teacher, family education center director, parent and caregiver trainer or facility licensor. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, childcare center, preschool or nursery school, Head Start center, preK–3 public or private school, public agency, after-school enrichment program, and summer enrichment program.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Eligibility Requirements:

Master's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

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