Master On Campus

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

James Madison University

24 months
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
466 USD/credit 6990 USD/year
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The Inclusive Early Childhood Education program offered by the James Madison University draws heavily from research and theories in child development, family systems, special education, differentiated teaching and learning. 


About this Degree

Through course work and extensive field experiences, the teacher candidate is prepared to design activities that have an interdisciplinary focus, reflect an understanding of the individual child's development and learning, recognize the importance of family and developmental influences, support the young child in constructing knowledge about self and the world, and involve parents in supporting the child's growth and development.

The Master of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.) program in Inclusive Early Childhood Education at James Madison University is a continuation of the undergraduate IECE program and prepares candidates for licensure in Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to 5 years) and Early Childhood Education (PK-3rd grade).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Teaching in Early Childhood Education 
  • Practicum in the Education of Young Children
  • Individualized Behavior Intervention for Young Children 
  • Creativity and Play 
  • Medical and Technological Aspects of Working with Children with Significant Medical Needs 
  • Student Teaching in Inclusive Early Childhood Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Last day of classes Fall semester senior year


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of JMU undergraduate degree with IDLS major and IECE minor
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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