Emporia State University

The Teachers College

Early Childhood Education


Campus Box 4003

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Early Childhood Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

The graduate program in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare teachers to work effectively with young children in regular early childhood settings as well as teachers working with young children in early childhood special education settings.  There is an emphasis on early intervention and serving families with infants with special needs.  The Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education may result in the Kansas License ECU Birth through age 8 or the Kansas License ECU Birth to Kindergarten.  The candidate must have a degree in elementary education as an admission requirement for the ECU Birth through age 8 license.  The ECU license Birth to Kindergarten does not require a degree in elementary education as an admission requirement but does require a degree in a related field.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, a formal letter, with admission requirement material, will be mailed to you. All candidates are admitted on a probationary status, pending successful completion of these admission requirements:
(Admission points are earned based on each item.)
• GPA (a minimum of 3.00 on last 60 undergraduate hours)
• Copy of Teaching License
•  Two References
•  Two Advanced Candidate Assessment of  Dispositions
•  Disposition Statement
•  Writing Sample

All materials are due February 15 for summer enrollment, June 1 for fall enrollment or September 1 for spring enrollment.



The M.S. in Early Childhood Education is accredited by NCATE and the Higher Learning Commission.

International Student Requirements:

For international student admissions, please visit our International Education web site.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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