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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. We accommodate your busy schedule by offering courses in the evening, summer, and online.

Campus Availability

Online Only

Admissions Information

  • Admission decisions made after receipt of all required documentation
  • Final application deadline for all considerations: May 1
  • Orientation during first night of class

Program Highlights

  • Customized for each individual student
  • Emphasis on early childhood advanced content
  • Cohort format
  • Flexible program platform for working professionals (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online)
  • 36-credit hour program can be completed in 5 semesters
  • Certificate endorsement may be earned
  • Study abroad experience possibilities 


  • Convenient location on our Cumming Campus
  • Consistent evening schedule through fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Full use of facility (library, etc) for M.Ed. students outside of class time - ID card access required

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

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