Prepare for a career as an early childhood educator with this teacher licensure and master's degree program. Early childhood education is a field encompassing a broad age range of the lifespan, from birth to age 8 (up to grade 3). An early childhood education degree can be used in a variety of settings including public and private schools, childcare centers, and home-based programs. It also encompasses many roles beyond the traditional role of "teacher."
- Through your coursework you will work in school districts and early childhood centers to gain experience in real schools with real students.
- The program is designed for the working professional who meets the prerequisite qualifications, and is committed to the accelerated format.
- With a cohort structure, the same group of students begins, proceeds through, and completes the program together. This fosters support and allows you to network with others who are preparing for a career as a teacher.
Add an endorsement to your Early Childhood Education licensure
The M.Ed. + ECE Teacher Licensure program will give you a strong foundation in educational practices to prepare you in a variety of roles, including Infant/Toddler Specialist and Preschool through 2nd/3rd grade teachers with the option to add an Elementary Education endorsement to your initial Early Childhood Education license.
Students who are interested in taking additional elementary education content exams should review the Colorado Department of Education’s website for more information.