Find out more about Columbus State University

Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education

Program Details

The online Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education program is designed for teachers with at least three years of experience who want to become accomplished teachers who display leadership.  Candidates develop content and pedagogical expertise while seeking to influence educational decisions outside their own classrooms.  Graduates are able to evaluate and implement curriculum theory, developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, and assessments methods and techniques for diverse learners, their learning styles, and their environments supported by contemporary theory and research.  They employ problem solving resources, skills, and techniques necessary for ethical decision making in early childhood environments and select and use a variety of technological resources for instruction, management, media development, and problem solving.


  • GPA of at least 3.0 
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification
  • The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation