MEd in Early Childhood Education


Foster a Foundation for Learning

The early years of a child’s education are crucial for establishing a foundation for lifelong learning and success. Formalize your efforts and desire to help children develop essential skills by earning your Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education online or at our Manchester, N.H., campus.

If you are passionate about helping young children achieve important developmental milestones and find great joy in fostering a patient and understanding learning environment, this degree will help you on your career path.

Successful completion of this program prepares you for New Hampshire state licensure in Early Childhood Education (pre-K through third grade). The Early Childhood Education degree program also offers a customized track for certified teachers seeking an additional endorsement.

Benefits of the MEd in Early Childhood
Education Degree

  • Offered by a respected, private, nonprofit university.
  • Online or on campus courses with flexible schedules for busy teachers.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Learn innovative curriculum, leadership and educational practices from instructors who are accomplished academics and industry experts.
  • One-to-one personalized support from an academic advisor.
  • Graduate in less than two years, with two courses per 10-week term.
  • In-class and online Early Childhood Education degree course work leads to the same Southern New Hampshire University diploma.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.

Initial licensure candidates also are required to complete a general assessment form.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire.  Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

University Accreditation

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