Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood
The 39 credit hour fully accredited (CAEP) program is composed of professional research and the application of that research through developmentally appropriate field base practices and studies; professional leadership experiences; diverse virtual and on-site observations; and various opportunities to network/learn with and from other early childhood education professionals.
The coursework is offered through online delivery (within Nicholls Online), which incorporates an 8-week term instead of the traditional 16-week semester. Thus, the complete online delivery of this program provides full-time educators with the convenience of working at their own pace and on their own time in the completion of this advanced degree.
Why Pursue a Master’s in Early Childhood Education?
- Improve Student Outcomes
- Job Security
- Salary Increase
- New Job Opportunities
- Professional Development
- Leadership Perspective
- Early Interventionist Add- On Certification
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Current Teaching Certificate
- 2.5 GPA or Higher
- GRE (waived for full- time teachers)
- Preschool Director or Administrator
- Home-Based Service Provider or
- Early Childhood Special Education Mentor or Coordinator
- Early Childhood Consultant or Specialist
- Pre-K – 3rd Mentor or Early Childhood Master Teacher
- Early Childhood or Early Interventionist Curriculum & Instruction Director
- Principal/Vice Principal of Early Childhood or Early Intervention Schools
- Early Childhood Education Grant Writer or Researcher
- University Instructor