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Early Childhood Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The master’s degree program in early childhood education at the University of the District of Columbia prepares you for a career as teacher of children from preschool through third grade. With the program’s emphasis on theory and research, you are also prepared for advanced study or other education-related careers in advocacy or government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro to Urban Teaching
  • Child Development
  • Assessing Learning
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Language Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and meet all admissions criteria established by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students must take and pass Praxis CORE before entering the program. In addition, applicants must be interviewed by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1369 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    982 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 982 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    918 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 918 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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