M.Sc. Online

Early Childhood Education

Arkansas State University

12 months
9510 USD/year
9510 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Education program at Arkansas State University focuses on the developmental and educational needs of young children and is designed for educators who already hold a teaching license.


Applicants to the Early Childhood Education program at Arkansas State University must hold a valid teaching license and meet all guidelines for graduate admission to the A-State College of Education & Behavioral Science. In lieu of written comprehensive exam(s) or thesis a Capstone Portfolio documenting the students’ mastery of NAEYC Standards is required. This program does not lead to licensure.

Students in this program will gain:

  • A broad perspective on education that spans early childhood
  • The ability to create, select and use a variety of assessment and documentation tools in multiple early childhood settings
  • Techniques and methods of research and skills for the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data
  • Knowledge of best practices in early childhood settings
  • The aptitude to analyze curriculum sources and models for purposes of creating curriculum, as well as the ability to create technology-integrated educational materials

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Documenting Young Children's Learning and Development
  • Developmental Perspectives
  • Sources and Models of Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Technology and Early Childhood
  • Research in Early Childhood
  • Leadership in Early Childhood

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application and submit a nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • Have a Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 (or 3.25 on the last 60 hours) on a 4.00 scale from an accredited institution
  • Read and submit the Professional Dispositions Signature Document
  • Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure and it is up to the Student to confirm if the program will meet the needs for licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in States and to find relevant State Agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a State does not guarantee the program will meet State licensure requirements

Tuition Fee

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    9510 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9510 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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