Early Childhood Education (MAE)

The Early Childhood Education master's degree program provides educational professionals with the theory and practice to become leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education. Learn different curricula, issues, trends, teaching methods, research and leadership roles.

Program highlights

  • Designed for classroom teachers who hold licensure in one of the Iowa Early Childhood Endorsements (100, 103, 106, 262), and who are teaching children from birth through third grade.
  • Includes courses addressing curriculum issues, technology, literacy, diversity, assessments, full inclusion and research.
  • Delivered on a cohort basis, the next cohort begins Fall 2015.
  • Two courses are offered each fall and spring semester, with one to two courses offered each summer.

Course delivery

Courses in this program will be offered using a combination of Adobe Connect, a desktop video conferencing system and online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Monday evenings. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.