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Early Childhood Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

(48 Credit Hours)

Masters of Arts Early Childhood Education

This program will prepare you to lead and inspire children in pre-kindergarten through the third grade, and become an advocate for the youth in your classroom. The program leads to early childhood certification/licensure.

Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Official Praxis Core Score that reflects a passing grade
  • Official TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Undergraduate coursework reflecting a broad liberal arts background.
  • Professional résumé and two letters of recommendation regarding your academic work/experience (one from someone who has observed you working with children).
  • A statement of purpose describing why the candidate seeks to pursue the M.A.T. program and a career in teaching. 
  • Statement of ability to perform essential teaching duties under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


For the most up-to-date information, visit Treasurer's Office Tuition and Fees.

Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (This is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

Kelley Mayer White
program director

Additional Information