Master of Education in Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education
Ohio University

Program Details

The Patton College of Education offers a Master’s Degree in Education with dual licensure in the following areas: Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) ages 3-8/prekindergarten-grade 3, respectively. The program meets the Ohio teacher licensure requirements and is available for teachers who already have licensure in one of the following areas: early childhood education, elementary education, special education, or a related field approved by the cohort facilitator. The curricular focus of the dual licensure master’s program at Ohio University centers on the development of advanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions that meet the diverse needs of all learners 0-8 years with and without disabilities.


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent
  • Have an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale
  • Have a valid teaching license number (or anticipated date of submitting for one)
  • Two satisfactory recommendations from faculty and/or professionals who know you as a student or employee
  • A statement of personal/professional reasons for seeking this degree (writing sample)

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission