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Overview

Capella University's online master's in early childhood education program prepares you to design highly engaging experiences for young children. This program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Your curriculum includes coursework in child psychology, classroom management, early childhood learning environments, family engagement, and strategies for eliminating achievement gaps. Elective course work allows you to broaden your knowledge of learning theories or focus on special education or supervisory skills.

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Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Early Childhood Education from Capella, you'll understand the stages of child development and how to create learning environments and developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction to encourage individual as well as group learning, skill development, reflection, critical thinking, and inquiry. You will be able to uphold ethical and professional standards in conduct as an early childhood professional and engage in continued professional growth. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Early Childhood Education include adjunct or part-time faculty, preK-3 elementary teacher, family education center director, parent and caregiver trainer or facility licensor. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, childcare center, preschool or nursery school, Head Start center, preK–3 public or private school, public agency, after-school enrichment program, and summer enrichment program.