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M.Ed. Early Childhood Education

Program Details

Mercer University offers a Master's of Education in Early Childhood Education. This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of currently certified educators and focuses on leadership development, advocacy for all learners, best practices in pedagogy, and applied research skills.

The goals of this program are to instruct and cultivate teachers to have an expanded philosophy of growth and change based on reliable knowledge and reflections of the best practices of teaching and learning. The program also prepares teachers with the ability to understand and apply the skills of data analysis and action research that impact educational experiences for the young child.

The program is offered entirely online or at the Atlanta or Macon campus. If taken online or at the Macon campus, the program is 12 months. If taken at the Atlanta campus the program will be 16 months. All students will complete 30 credit hours, 21 of which are professional studies courses and 9 are content area courses.


To be eligible for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all graduate work attempted. Also, they must possess or be eligible for a bachelor's level certificate in an appropriate field. Students must meet initial certification requirements in their selected field prior to being admitted to the M.Ed. program.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges