12 months
1465 USD/credit 43950 USD/year
1465 USD/credit 43950 USD/year
825 USD/credit 24750 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Education program of University of Michigan - Dearborn prepares students to teach the future of our region, state and country. 

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The Early Childhood Education program of University of Michigan - Dearborn includes three program options for teachers, administrators, other service providers and educators who wish to learn how to serve young children and their families. 

One of these options are for those who are already certified teachers. 

The second option is for those who are either certified teachers or have relevant preschool teaching experience. 

The third option is for certified teachers or non-certified professionals who are interested in early childhood leadership and administration. Courses are offered with the working professional in mind. Most courses required for the master's degree are offered during evening and summer hours and include several online courses.

What will I learn? 

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education program will gain:

  • Knowledge of established research and best practices in early childhood/early childhood special education
  • Knowledge of evidence-based strategies to enable them to be effective leaders within their respective disciplines at the classroom, school, and/or district level
  • Skills to enable them to continue to develop their knowledge of research and best practices that lead to effective instructional strategies for all student achievement

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Development
  • Transdisc Appr: Assess/Collab 
  • Lead Advoc Admin Early Child
  • Constructivist Education
  • EC:Fam/Sch/Com Collab Mult Soc
  • Develop Assess of Young Child 
  • Grad Sem in Early Childhood Ed

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students must submit the following items with their application.

  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid state of Michigan teaching certificate if seeking the Early Childhood endorsement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

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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