2021-2022 Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Teacher Education: Early Childhood Education

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Program Description

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program is for teachers who are certified in elementary, early childhood or special education and are interested in pursuing a Master of Education without certification. Graduate students in the early childhood education program apply knowledge of child development, families and best teaching practices to a variety of educational settings, including public schools' pre-K to grade 4 primary programs, preschool programs, Head Start, child care, and parenting and family support programs. This program is open to students with a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree from an accredited program and teaching certification in N-3, K-6 and/or special education Pre-K-12.

Program Coordinator

Michael Ulderich

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)


This graduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Pennsylvania Act 24, 34, 114, 131 and 151 clearances (or appropriate clearances for non-Pennsylvania residents) are required for field-based course registration but not admission. Applicants may be admitted to the program but will not be able to register for field-based courses until all of the up-to-date clearances are submitted.


Course Credits
ECE 700  Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment  3
ECE 702  Advanced Childhood Development 3
ECE 703  Literacy Development 3
ECE 704  Special Topics in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 705  Science and Math in Early Childhood 3
ECE 707  Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Settings 3
EDE 701  Standards Aligned Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments 3
ESP 610  Special Ed Foundations Collab 3
PSY 712  Advanced Psychology of Learning 3
RES 800  Methods of Research 3
Total 30

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