18 months
415 USD/credit
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The Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education online degree from Liberty University is designed to train you in best education practices and techniques for young children. 

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Liberty University , a nonprofit institution of higher education, was founded in 1971 and remains one of the leading Christian universities in the nation. We strive to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. Our graduate area of study in early childhood education is designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools.

We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. We want to help you reach your goals, so we’re making a master’s degree more affordable. You can add to your skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.

The Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education  online degree from Liberty University contains courses delivered through an online classroom format that is flexible, personal, and challenging for students. Our seasoned professors will provide quality interactions and be available to answer questions about the class with mastery and wisdom on topics discussed. Our master’s in early childhood education graduates are prepared to meet the holistic needs of younger students, attending to their specified needs to create a balanced approach that promotes academic achievement and well-being.

What Will You Learn in the Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Program?

Throughout the master’s in early childhood education online degree, you will learn both foundational education theory and practical, real-world application of teaching skills. Understanding the characteristics of children and youth with disabilities in relation to service delivery, documentation, and legal issues will prepare you for the best teaching practices and methods in special education settings. Our early childhood curriculum will provide an overview of how to plan effective lessons and know how to access elementary teaching tools. As a faith-based university, this program will include classes that examine physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional/social development, and guidance needs in early childhood education.

Through this program, you will explore methods for organizing and operating kindergartens, nursery schools, daycares, and playgroups for children. Important behavioral management techniques will also be covered in relation to research and instructional approaches and methods for managing behaviors effectively. Master’s in early childhood education online students will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to real challenges by completing an internship and practicum. This hands-on experience will help bring education tools and real-world applications together.

Potential Career Options with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education

Upon completion of your master’s in early childhood education online degree, you will have the opportunity to pursue many careers in early childhood education, including:

  • Child services provider
  • Daycare operator
  • Preschool administrator
  • Preschool teacher

Liberty University’s online early childhood education degree is designed to train you in planning and implementing an appropriate curriculum for younger children.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Development
  • Current Issues in Early Childhood Education
  • Instructional Methods for Behavior and Learning
  • Leadership & Supervision in Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative, combined GPA is required for admission in good standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    415 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 415 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    415 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 415 USD per credit and a duration of 18 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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Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
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