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Early Childhood Education (M. Ed.)

This program is designed for a certified teacher who has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood education. Our M.Ed. in Early Childhood education is a fully online program that can be completed in six semesters.

Campus Availability

Online Only

Admissions Information

  • Admission decisions made after receipt of all required documentation
  • Final application deadline for all considerations: May 1
  • Virtual orientation held before summer courses begin

Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on early childhood advanced content
  • Cohort format
  • Online program platform for working professionals
  • 39-credit hour program can be completed in six semesters
  • Embedded endorsement strand (ESOL, Gifted, Autism, Reading) 


  • Two (2) courses per semester
  • Embedded endorsement courses (completed in four consecutive semesters)
  • Six (6) semesters starting with summer (two years)

Value & Experience

  • In-state tuition eligibility - GA resident as of spring 2019
  • All tuition and fees are subject to approval by the GA Board of Regents
  • Affordable, focus relevant courses
  • Courses led by academic faculty
  • Cross-functional knowledge sharing and application
  • The flexible degree program conforms to the expectations of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and graduates may be eligible for pay increases within their county

Program Contact

Contact: Reginia Samples
106B Dunlap Hall - Dahlonega Campus

Cristina Washell, Ed.D.
M.Ed. in ECE Program Coordinator
706-857-4483 (office)

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