Teaching Early Childhood Education, M.A. | Columbus State University | Columbus, United States
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Teaching Early Childhood Education

24 months
9804 USD/year
9804 USD/year
2520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education from Columbus State University is designed for individuals holding a bachelor's degree in a closely related field who wish to obtain a teaching certificate and master's degree in elementary education.


Certification in this field is for grades Pre-K through 5. The M.A.T. provides professional and pedagogical studies that develop proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and habits of beginning teachers.

We offer a program in Teaching Early Childhood Education at Columbus State University. Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • maintain high levels of professionalism and ethical standards that demonstrate commitment to the teaching profession
  • establish effective written and oral communication with students, teachers, administrators, and parents/families
  • organize and implement differentiated instruction to support students’ performances commensurate with their levels of readiness and diverse backgrounds
  • evaluate, select, and implement appropriate instructional practices related to curriculum (e.g., reading and writing) with attention to the inclusion of technology

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Technology for the Twenty-First Century Classroom
  • Teaching Language Arts in ECE
  • Diagnostic & Prescriptive Math Instruction
  • Methods & Materials for Teaching Science in ECE
  • Theories, Concepts, and Applications of Child Development
  • Assessment Methodologies, Instruments, and Procedures in ECE

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree in related field or a minimum of 25 semester hours of approved coursework
  • Transcript evaluation to determine content courses needed for certification.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • Satisfactory scores on the general portion (quantitative and verbal) of the Revised Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with "writing assessment" component; OR passing scores on the GACE content examinations required in the intended teacher certification field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    2520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Columbus

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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