12 months
18473 USD/year
18473 USD/year
8002 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Early Childhood Unified program at the University of Kansas prepares early educators as leaders requiring that all candidates understand the complexities of today’s educational system and its diversity.


The term “unified” refers to the unification of general early education and early childhood special education knowledge and skills with a single early childhood preparation/credential.

Career Outcomes in Early Childhood Unified

The Early Childhood Unified program at the University of Kansas prepares graduates to understand the complexities and diversity of today’s educational system and to apply the most current knowledge about early childhood education and early childhood special education. Graduates of the program will have achieved both a master's degree and have satisfied the requirements for an initial teaching license in early childhood unified (birth through kindergarten) in Kansas. Potential position titles after graduation could include:

  • Professional development provider
  • Early interventionist
  • Family/parent educator
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Early childhood educator
  • Early childhood special educator (ECSE)
  • Community-based itinerant ECSE teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Overview of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood
  • Inclusive Strategies and Interventions for Preschoolers:
  • Inclusive Strategies and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers:
  • Supporting Children with Significant Learning and Behavioral Concerns
  • Assessment in Early Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Professional Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official Statement of Financial Documentation
  • Professional Disposition Assessment
  • This Master’s degree in Early Childhood Unified is available for individuals and working professionals at both the main KU Campus in Lawrence, Kansas as well as the KU Edwards Campus in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
  • Regular admission requires a bachelor’s degree and a grade-point average (GPA) of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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