• Master of Education-Early Childhood Education


    The Master of Education-Early Childhood Education program at Worcester State University is designed for those professionals focusing on children from birth through age 8. This program utilizes a cohort model and a convenient hybrid or online format for most courses. Courses consist of a balanced blend of content, pedagogy, and research.

    Application Requirements

    In addition to the WSU Graduate School’s general application requirements, applicants must already possess an initial or professional license in early childhood education or a degree and professional experience in early education and care to be accepted into the program. (Courses offered in this program satisfy the requirements for the Massachusetts Professional License in Early Childhood Education).

    Core Requirements (10 Credits)

    • ED 981 Advanced Foundations of Education (3 credits)
    • ED 982 Research in Education (3 credits)
    • ED 993 Seminar: Research in the Content Concentration (3 credits)
    • ED 992 Portfolio Evaluation (1 credit)

    Content Courses (15 Credits)

    • ED 971 Balanced Literacy and Technology in the 21st Century (3 credits)
    • ED 914 Reading in the Content Areas (3 credits)
    • ED 929 Math Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Learners (3 credits)
    • EE 904 Science Content, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3 credits)
    • EE 913 Social Studies, Content, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3 credits)

    Diversity, Equity, and Differentiated Instruction Courses (6 Credits)

    • ED 971 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits)
    • ED 910 The Child, Family, Community, and Diversity in Education (3 credits)

    Elective (3 Credits)
    Students choose one elective with approval from their advisor.


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