M.Ed. On Campus

Early Childhood Education

West Chester University

12 months
2596 USD/year
2596 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


West Chester University’s M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program provides students with the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to become an effective early childhood leader.


Students in the Early Childhood Education program at the West Chester University develop a strong foundation in and understanding of the multiple factors that influence child development. Students combine their knowledge of child development, cultural and family background, appropriate academic content, technology, and assessment in order to design, implement, and evaluate learning experiences for all children.

Graduates with certification are employed in public schools and early education programs with young children birth through third grade. Many graduates are in supervisory roles in childcare centers and social service agencies working with young children and their families. 

Graduates with a special interest assisting young children with disabilities find positions in early intervention. Some graduates work as parent education coordinators while others are curriculum specialists for training programs or state agencies. Opportunities also exist for graduates in child advocacy/family policy positions. Additionally, others teach at community colleges and as adjunct faculty in four-year institutions.


  • Fully online
  • The program is run on a cohort model
  • Synchronous and asynchronous course formats
  • Students will be engaged in online individual and group projects
  • Spring start only

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Dev: Prebirth Through Eight Years
  • Play as a Learning Medium
  • Families, Communities and Education in a Multicultural Society
  • Trends and Issues in ECE
  • Integrated Curriculum & Assessment: Birth to Age 8
  • Advocating for Young Children and Families

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • One official transcript from every college and university attended (except West Chester University). The official transcript should be sent directly from your undergraduate Registrar to the Graduate Admissions office. See note above.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs.
  • A written statement of your professional goals. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1298 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1298 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

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.

Our partners

Early Childhood Education
West Chester University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!