MEd Early Childhood Education 2021-07-27T13:23:20+00:00

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (547)

Northwestern State University (NSU) is proud to offer the only M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program in the state of Louisiana. This advanced program builds on content that certified teachers mastered at the undergraduate level to facilitate their work with young children, their families, and their communities. The degree program is comprised of Education courses and a Practicum experience that address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, and the program involves advanced candidates in strengthening their knowledge, skills, and dispositions relating to working with children from birth to eight years. It is nationally recognized by NAEYC and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Through the completion of coursework, students engage in critical and creative thinking and problem solving as they practice differentiating content to meet all students’ needs while modeling culturally responsive practices.

Add-on Certification:
Students who already hold Elementary certification can add on the Early Childhood grades by accumulating 12 hours of combined Nursery School and Kindergarten coursework. Suggested courses include ECED 5560, ECED 5570, ECED 5580, and RDG 5020, all of which are offered online each summer.

Program Admission:
For those seeking admission to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program, please submit the following to NSU’s Graduate School (1) an application for admission (, (2) documentation of GRE scores (minimum of 282; 280 with stipulations), (3)documentation of a teaching license, (4) official transcript(s) of undergraduate work or degree earned, and (5) two letters of recommendation. PRAXIS scores may be
submitted in lieu of GRE scores. Candidates must be admitted to Northwestern State Graduate School.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education

For more information, contact us at:

Dr. Michelle Fazio-Brunson
ECED Program Coordinator
School of Education

Dr. Katrina Jordan

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