MEd in ECDE, Degree & Admission Details

Admission Requirements

*Admission to the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

Program Contact

Sharla Snider, PhD
940-898-2684
ssnider@twu.edu 

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to applyece@twu.edu with the subject line (YOUR FULL NAME)-M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. Please attach all items as PDFs.
    • Vita/Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Letter of intent - 500 word essay/goals statement that meets the following expectations:
      • The page layout should meet APA standards.
      • It should reflect your academic writing skills and have a professional tone.
      • It should include the date it was written and your name and return address.
      • The first paragraph should identify:
        • Who you are.
        • What degree program you are seeking.
        • What degree(s) you have already earned and include where you earned the degree(s).
      • The body of the letter should identify:
        • Your professional goals.
        • Why you believe that a degree from the Early Childhood Education and Development program at Texas Woman’s University will help you reach your goals.
        • Topics in child development and early childhood education that you are particularly interested in and/or passionate about.
        • Any faculty members that you would like to work with and explain why you would like to work with them.
        • Your strengths and skills that will help you to be successful in the program.
        • How you plan to use the degree after graduating.

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Program Requirements

 Catalog information for the MEd in ECDE

Thesis Option

In this program, you will complete a total of 30 semester credit hours over six semesters broken down into:

  • Six hours of core courses
  • 12 hours of research courses
  • Nine hours of content specialized courses

Other requirements:

  • Completion of an original research project
    • If you are already a classroom teacher of young children, you have the option to complete an action research project
  • Thesis committee must have at least two members (out of three total) from early childhood education faculty
  • Maintain grades of B and above

Portfolio Option

In this program, you will complete a total of 31 semester credit hours over six semesters broken down into:

  • Six hours of core courses
  • Six hours of research courses
  • 12 hours of content specialized courses
  • Six hours of courses in related areas

Other requirements:

  • Develop an electronic portfolio showcasing the work you have completed throughout the program
  • Portfolio committee must have at least two members (out of three total) from early childhood education faculty
  • Maintain grades of B and above

Path to Graduation

Summer

  • FS 5283 - STEAM in Early Childhood Education (EC)
  • FS 5773 - School, Family & Cultural Diversity: Community Connections

Fall

  • FS 5263 - Observation & Assessment in EC
  • FS 5693 - Research Methods in Family Science

Spring

  • FS 5223 - Child Growth & Development in EC
  • FS 5593 - Play, Development & the Young Learner

Summer

  • FS 5413 - Leadership, Advocacy & Public Policy for Young Children (YC)
  • FS 5433 - Brain-Based Learning for the YC

Fall

  • FS 5193 - Statistics for Family Science
  • FS 5213 - Curriculum Development in EC

Spring

  • FS 5203 - Language & Literacy in EC
  • FS 5583 - Action Research in the EC Classroom
  • FS 5911 - Independent Study (Research Plan)

For more information

Sharla Snider, PhD
Professor
WH 111
ssnider@twu.edu
940-898-2684

Page last updated 8:13 AM, August 30, 2019