12 months
1381 USD/credit 51097 USD/year
1381 USD/credit 51097 USD/year
1004 USD/credit 37148 USD/year
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Temple University’s Master of Education in Early Childhood Education will help you develop the requisite expertise to earn the initial teacher certification needed to teach classes ranging from pre-kindergarten through grade 4.


The Early Childhood Education master’s degree program at Temple University provides you with the theoretical knowledge and instructional techniques to adapt classroom instruction to the developmental changes of childhood and early adolescence.

Beyond the foundational courses, you will develop—or sharpen—instructional strategies for teaching literacy, math, science and social studies in a manner that complements the cognitive and emotional capacities of young children. You will also learn how to effectively teach children who are English language learners, have disabilities or face other educational challenges.

Your master’s program culminates in a semester-long student teaching assignment, during which you’ll hone your classroom instruction and management skills. A capstone course gives you the opportunity to reflect on your student teaching experience and the degree program in general.

Future Career

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education is primarily designed to place you in an elementary school classroom. However, you can also use this degree to find employment in other education-related positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child and Adol Develop
  • Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology
  • Early Literacy and Language Development: Birth-Kindergarten
  • Mathematics Education for the Early Years: PreK-4
  • Social Studies Education for the Early Years: PreK-4

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: In 500 to 1,000 words, outline your interest in seeking a master’s degree with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Clearances: A Pennsylvania criminal background check, a federal criminal history check, a child abuse clearance, and a TB test are required upon enrollment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1381 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1381 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    37148 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1004 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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