M.Sc. Online

Early Childhood Education

University of North Dakota

24 months
506 USD/credit 8096 USD/year
506 USD/credit 8096 USD/year
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Enhance your professional skills in early childhood education through an online Early Childhood Education program ranked among the Top 10 nationwide, from University of North Dakota.


UND's online Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Education is a non-licensing degree that prepares you to address the educational needs of children under the age of eight, in a variety of settings.

Why Earn a Master's in Early Childhood Education Online at University of North Dakota?

The online M.S. in Early Childhood Education combines theory and research with practical experience. You begin with the belief that the child is a born learner and, as a teacher, you must be an open-minded observer who develops early learning curriculum with the child in mind.

The child is always at the center of our online ECE program. Through online courses and a classroom practicum, you will learn educational methods that emphasize young children in the context of their:

  • Family
  • Culture
  • Community

In addition, through a partnership with the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, we offer Aim4Excellence, an online national Director Credential for Early Childhood administrators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Collaborative Relationships: Home, School and Community
  • Curricular Foundations in Early Childhood Education
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
  • Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • Language Development & Cognition in Children
  • Play in Development and Early Childhood Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH



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General requirements

  • What have you already done professionally or personally of which you are proud? Please include a chronological history of all professional teaching and administration experience, as well as academic honors or achievements you have earned.
  • What are the characteristics, attitudes, values, and/or skills that you think will make you a good candidate for your professional role?
  • Describe several personal and professional goals you would like to achieve in the next five years. Include in your description reasons why these goals are important to you.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 506 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 506 USD per credit during 24 months.


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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