Master of Education in Early Childhood (M.Ed.)

The M.Ed. program is designed for teachers and other professionals in fields related to education that wish to pursue advanced study in teaching, leadership, research, or public policy and advocacy.

  • Students are guided by faculty in the development of a self-assessment and program of study that satisfies individual professional goals and expectations of the program.
  • All students must complete an exit project that may include a thesis, practicum, or action research project.
  • Ohio endorsements/second license for Pre-K, Pre-K-3, 4-5, and reading endorsements can be embedded.

Child Development Center kindergartners walking outside


Three concentrations in Early Childhood Education have been authorized and approved. Concentrations can be embedded within the M.Ed. or taken as stand-alone classes. For information about concentrations or off campus cohort opportunities in your area, please email the graduate coordinator:

Globalization and Intercultural Competence

Are you working with international students and in search of research based solutions to learning and teaching? Build your intercultural competence to meet the demands of your district's growing or changing immigrant and refugee populations. For those teaching in the early years or a related field and licensed PreK-3.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Learn to engage children in interdisciplinary instruction; gain experience working with and integrating technology; and integrate STEM to break down traditional boundaries.

Early Childhood Leadership: Advocacy, Curriculum and Policy

This concentration of the Early Childhood Education M.Ed. commonly appeals to individuals who have worked in the field and have a desire to further their own early childhood programs, become master teachers, and/or enhance their own leadership on behalf of young children and professionals who work with them. Individuals delve into issues and trends in the field, reconceptualize practice, understand and deconstruct/reconstruct policy understandings and complete their own independent research as inquiry exit projects or theses.


Prospectus: M.Ed. in Early Childhood

Core Courses for C&I M.Ed., C&I Ph.D., and Early Childhood M.Ed.