Towson University’s interdisciplinary master’s degree in early childhood education gives you the support, knowledge and skills to advance your career.
Towson’s master’s degree in early childhood education is one of the few programs of its kind in the region, crafted to the needs of working professionals in a variety of careers and locations. You will benefit from the degree if you are involved in administration, supervision and mentoring in early childhood programs, elementary or primary grade teaching, family/community support, early intervention, resource and referral, program licensing, infant and toddler programs, or other roles in the community with young children and families. Whether you want to grow in competence in your current career or advance in the field, the program will help you stand out from the crowd.
The program offers:
Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions as teacher-leaders, public and private school teachers, program directors, educational and curriculum specialists for centers and Head Start programs around the region and policy specialists in public and private agencies.
You can view admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
The M.Ed. program is designed as an advanced program exclusively for certified teachers who want to enhance classroom practice and develop teacher leadership. For those who want to enter the teaching profession and earn their first teaching certificate, Towson’s MAT program is designed for you.
The full master’s program is available at Towson’s main campus and at locations across Maryland, including the Universities at Shady Grove in Montgomery County, and the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM) in St. Mary's County. The program is offered at reduced tuition rates to employees in Howard County and Anne Arundel County Public Schools through the Towson Learning Network. Learn more about programs for school system employees. Visit the Towson Learning Network to get information about applying to off-campus programs.