M.Ed. On Campus

Curriculum and Learning - Early Childhood

William Paterson University of New Jersey

12 months
1157 USD/credit 38181 USD/year
1157 USD/credit 38181 USD/year
742 USD/credit 24486 USD/year
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The Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies (ELPS) offers graduate study for education professionals who wish to enhance their careers with advanced degrees, certifications, and endorsements. The Curriculum and Learning - Early Childhood program is offered by William Paterson University of New Jersey.


The Curriculum and Learning - Early Childhood Department offers a variety of programs designed to meet graduate students’ personal and professional goals, which may include educational research, teaching, supervising, and providing leadership as directors, principals, librarians, or curriculum specialists at all levels of instruction: elementary, secondary, and higher education. Courses are offered on campus, online, and hybrid. 

This concentration focuses on inquiry-based learning of developmentally appropriate practice, family involvement, technology, and issues and trends in early childhood education. Students apply theoretical knowledge to action research studies conducted in a variety of early childhood settings.

Students are prepared to develop innovative curricula and take leadership roles in the field of early childhood education.

Our Mission

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse traditional and nontraditional student body through baccalaureate, graduate and continuing education programs. 

The University's distinguished teachers, scholars and professionals actively challenge students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship.  Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students’ awareness of what they can accomplish.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum Development and Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education
  • Language Development Emergent Literacy and Literacy Instruction for All Learners
  • Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education
  • Creativity and Play in Early Childhood Education
  • Research in Education

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Applicants for admission to a master’s degree program must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or abroad. Foreign applicants must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

  • All transcripts and degree certificates/ diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction.
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials is required for most countries and should be forwarded to William Paterson University.
  • Diploma Supplements must accompany transcripts from institutions from countries that are part of the Bologna Accord.
  • A vocational track is not appropriate preparation for graduate admission.
  • Additional requirements are determined by individual graduate programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1157 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 742 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Passaic

1226 - 3019 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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