Master of Education / Early Childhood Education
Northcentral University

Program Details

The Master of Education (MEd) 30 credit program is suited to students who want to combine a strong understanding of current theory and practice in education and/or organizational leadership with their personal needs and career focus. The Master of Education also provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for doctoral level study. Northcentral offers a standard MEd track with 13 specializations and an accelerated track with 2 specializations designed to be completed in only one year. (The PK-12 Principal Leadership specialization that prepares candidates to meet Arizona State certification requirements requires an additional 6 credit hours).

Experienced educators construct an atmosphere that serves as a foundation for a child's health and well-being. If you have a desire to model, coach and guide young children through the first years of life when social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development occur, Northcentral University’s MEd in Early Childhood Education is a great choice for you. 

You will learn to assess educational potential, create instructional programs, direct and coordinate learning activities, and manage early childhood classrooms. As an Early Childhood Education graduate, you will be prepared to pursue positions at public or private schools, daycare centers, kindergarten institutions or community colleges, such as curriculum developer, manager or administrator, early childhood consultant, and early childhood case manager.


  • Admission to the Master of Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).