Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education
Columbus State University

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.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of reference
  • Clear background check

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges