Early Childhood Education, M.A. | California State University, Fresno | California, United States
12 months
15147 USD/year
15147 USD/year
5075 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Early Childhood Education MA program from California State University, Fresno offers specialized preparation for a wide variety of positions in educational settings with children from birth through the primary grades. 


The program from California State University, Fresno is designed to meet the needs of candidates with different professional and educational backgrounds and varied career objectives.

The Early Childhood Education MA program offered at California State University, Fresno is a 30-unit program with two specialized pathway options: Teacher Leader or Program Leader. The Teacher Leader specialization is primarily for those in TK-3 settings. The Program Leader specialization is for professionals in various settings.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work in a variety of settings; from being a professor here at Fresno State to working as an ECE coach for Fresno Unified to working at a non-profit organization. Earning your Master's degree in Early Childhood Education opens many doors to your future.

  • Public School System
  • Fresno County
  • Non-Profit
  • For-Profit

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum and Assessment in ECE
  • Trends and Issues in ECE
  • Leadership in ECE
  • Literacy in ECE
  • Diversity and Inclusion in ECE

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $70 USD (non-refundable) by credit card.
  • English language proficiency

Original or certified copies of in-progress or final transcripts: 

  • All university marksheets, transcripts and degree certificate with literal English translation. Secondary school (high school) documentations are not required.  
  • Passport: Submit a copy of the information/photo passport page.
  • Statement of Purpose, resume or Letters of Recommendation (see next step, #6).
  • Additional Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5075 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for California

1000 - 1500 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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