Master of Education in Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education (NITL)
Grand Canyon University

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.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

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

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

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