Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
40894 USD/year
40894 USD/year
24118 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Early Childhood Education M.Ed. Program from the University of Pittsburgh focuses on the education of young children (birth to age 8) in public and private schools and centers, homes, and other facilities in which children are served.


Strong emphasis is placed on developing relationships with the families of young children and working collaboratively with other professionals. 

The program in Early Childhood Education at the University of Pittsburgh offers a range of coursework encompassing the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and children in the primary grades. 

Through coursework, field placements, and practical learning experiences, students develop competence in the use of developmentally appropriate practices in diverse contexts and settings. 

Career Pathways

  • Preschool teacher, caregiver, private school teacher, work with children in varied community agencies.
  • Professional development trainer, and early education policy development, among other related careers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Language And Literature For The Young Child
  • Integrated Art & Music In Elementary School
  • Math/science Instruction For Young Learners 
  • Math And Science Methods
  • Teaching Infants, Toddlers And Preschoolers
  • Reading/writing Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling—priority given to applications received before January 15.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are submitted through the Pitt Education Online Application Form
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) to be paid by credit card
  • Your online application must include (a.) a Goal statement, (b.) your resume or curriculum vita, and (c.) contact information for three academic or professional contacts to later be invited to provide letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40894 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    40894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40894 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24118 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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