The University of North Dakota’s online Master of Science (MS) in Early Childhood Education prepares professional teachers and leaders to address the educational needs of young children, ages 0 to 8, in a variety of settings:
Public and private schools (K-Grade 3)
Head Start programs
Child development and child care centers
Other programs related to the education of young children
As a graduate of the online master’s program, you will have advanced skills and knowledge to:
encourage the child’s natural curiosity and exploration of the environment.
develop an understanding of human diversity and recognize its value in a community of learners.
create supportive and productive learning environments for children, teachers, parents, and support staff.
integrate knowledge about children with special needs into curriculum and program development.
be reflective in your approach to teaching and leadership.
Through online courses and a teaching practicum, you will learn educational methods that emphasize young children in the context of their:
The online MS in Early Childhood Education program combines theory and research with practical experience. You will begin with the belief that the child is a born learner. Therefore, as a teacher, you must be a careful and open-minded observer who develops curriculum with the child in mind.