Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood Education - Certification/Endorsement) (MEd)

The MEd program in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education concentration, prepares individuals to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of children from birth through age eight.

Through online coursework, applied activities and in-person clinical experiences, the program equips students with specialized skills and advanced knowledge in early childhood pedagogy, community collaboration, technology, administration, policy analysis and advocacy.

The master's degree is appropriate for students interested in learning about early childhood education research and working with infants and children in grades K-3. This track may be of interest to students who already have a teaching certificate and are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills or pursuing doctoral studies in the future.

A second option is the master's degree and Arizona certification in early childhood education track, which provides students with the coursework and practical experiences necessary to become licensed to teach children birth through grade three in the public schools. The track provides participants an institutional recommendation for a state of Arizona early childhood education certification (birth through age eight or through grade three) and the master's degree.

All courses are online, but clinical experiences are completed in person.

Non-Arizona residents, please refer to the ASU Online State Authorization Information page for additional information. 

Degree Offered

Early Childhood Education - Certification/Endorsement (MED)


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