M.Sc. Online

Early Childhood Services

Arkansas State University

12 months
9510 USD/year
9510 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Services program at Arkansas State University gives you a solid core of teacher education courses, plus specialized learning for Early Childhood Services. With this degree, you will gain increased marketability to serve in an administrative leadership role.


Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. You will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator. The Early Childhood Services program at Arkansas State University can be completed in as few as 12 months. In lieu of written comprehensive exam(s) or thesis a Capstone Portfolio documenting the students’ mastery of NAEYC Standards is required. This program does not lead to licensure.

Within this master's program, students focus on areas of learning that include:

  • In-depth knowledge of child development and development differences and influences in order to create learning environments for young children
  • The ability to create collaborative relationships with families and communities to support children's development
  • The ability to select and use a variety of documentation tools and methods for assessing young children's development in multiple early childhood settings
  • An understanding of administrative responsibilities needed to manage a childcare or preschool program such as program design, staff training, policy formation, fiscal management and decision making.
  • An understanding of curriculum sources and models
  • A customized practicum (personal research project) to fit within your interest and/or current work

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Research
  • Perspectives on Professionalism in Education
  • Developmental Perspectives
  • Documenting Young Children's Learning and Development
  • Administration and Supervision of Programs for Young Children
  • Sources and Models of Early Childhood Curriculum

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application and submit a nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the sending institution.
  • Have a Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 (or 3.25 on last 60 hours) on a 4.00 scale from an accredited institution. For conditional admission, students are required to have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or 3.0 GPA during the last 60 credit hours of university work
  • Read and submit the Professional Dispositions Signature Document

Tuition Fee

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    9510 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9510 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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