Focus Your Passion
We offer two tracks to cater to your early childhood education research interests and career goals. Both tracks emphasize early childhood curriculum design, classroom management, creative arts, math, science and social studies, literacy development diversity and bilingual/ESL education.
Discover which track works best for you.
Master of Education (MEd) Non-thesis
Are you currently certified to teach in Texas? Consider earning your Master of Education in Early Childhood Education! Designed for current educators, our non-thesis track offers a flexible way to enhance your education online.
Master of Science (MS) Non-Thesis
If you desire greater early childhood education coursework but aren’t certified to teach in Texas, the Master of Science track is for you! Admission into our MS track does not require a teaching certificate. You can also earn your teaching certificate through our post-baccalaureate alternative certification program.
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A Master’s DEGREE IN Early Childhood Education
Whether it's a full year in the classroom, practicum courses and internships, you will engage in practical, real-world learning experiences that build confidence and skill.
Education is what we’re known for. Join the ranks of our graduates who have gone on to become successful teachers, principals, superintendents and school counselors.
Located in the Frank Young Education North Building, our Mentor Center provides the information and support you need to reach your career goals.
Enjoy the opportunity of learning from home with guidance and mentorship from world-class faculty who are respected researchers in their fields.
Participate in excellence-driven programs that empower you with knowledge of curriculum content, pedagogy, instruction design and evidence-based assessments.
Gain the recognition you deserve by earning your master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Many ISDs reward educators who pursue higher learning with salary increases and job openings. Our graduate program also opens opportunities to make a difference at the administrative level.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Local ISDs often seek after our graduates. Job placement and satisfaction is ranked highly in our education program. These are just a few examples of districts where our students found employment. Now's your chance to discover where you belong.
Multicultural Ed in School. Three semester hours. This course focuses on factors of diversity that impact decisions educator must make regarding design and implementation of curriculum, teaching strategies, and materials in order to provide equity and excellence for all learners.
Communication Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Three semester hours. Study of the acquisition and development of language in the early childhood years with emphasis on the content, methods and theory, appropriate for extending learnings in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, and 3.
Creative Expression in the Arts. Three semester hours. Study of the theory, content, and practice of integrating the performing arts into the curriculum design and the learning environments. Emphasis is placed on aesthetic development of young children through play, movement, music, visual art and creative dramatics.
Child Development – Three semester hours This course is a study of the principles and theories of child growth and development in early childhood education. Course content centers on the physical, cognitive, affective, and social development domains. Students will be required to observe the development of a young child outside of the classroom in order to complete a comprehensive child study project.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.