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Master of Education in Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education (NITL)

Program Details

Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities. Step into the high demand field of early childhood special education as a graduate of this master’s degree program, equipped with best-practice pedagogy and methodologies as well as expertise in the psychosocial and familial needs of exceptional children. This version of the Master of Education in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education degree does not lead to initial teacher licensure. This program is recommended for educators seeking to enhance their career specialization or preparing for roles that do not require certification, such as within private or parochial organizations. 

Requirements

This prorgram requires 104 hours of field experience within birth through grade 3 classrooms, in both special and general education environments.

  • Accredited bachelor’s degree from a GCU-approved institution
  • A 2.8 GPA or higher

Note: This program is not designed to lead to licensure.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Restrictions

Program is restricted for residents of GA, KY, MI and NJ.