MEd in Early Childhood Education

In just three semesters and for as little as $15,000 you can earn your master's degree in education (M.Ed.). No GRE required. 100% online with opportunities for virtual, practical experiences with children and families. Part time tracks also available.

Get connected to an Early Childhood Education faculty member!

Program Features

A TWU student reads with a child.
  • 100% online program 
  • Degree completion in as little as one year (31 credit hours, including summer semesters)
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • Specialized coursework aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) advanced standards
  • Accomplished faculty mentors with real-world experience who are invested in your success
  • Experiential learning opportunities during the summer
  • Thesis and non-thesis (portfolio) options
  • No GRE required
  • Rolling admissions with no application deadline
Degree & Admission Details

Thesis and non-thesis (portfolio) options

Texas Woman's offers two tracks to obtain an MEd in Early Childhood Education, bringing you the flexibility to complete your degree from home or while working.

Thesis Option

The thesis option requires less credit hours with the completion of a graduate research project. This option is more traditional and requires an oral defense of your research.

If you are a current classroom teacher of young children, you can complete an action research project in your own classroom.

Portfolio Option

The portfolio option allows you to complete an action research project in your own classroom and an electronic portfolio showcasing work throughout your program. Assignments and research will connect what you have learned to the advanced standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Experiential learning options in TWU's summer camps

Every summer the Department of Family Sciences offers summer camps for children in the surrounding communities. Opportunities to research with faculty while taking graduate courses and participating in hands-on teaching experiences at these camps are available to TWU students.

Scholarship Opportunities

Texas Woman’s determines your eligibility for academic scholarships automatically after applying and submitting your transcripts. The scholarships site offers more information on eligibility and deadlines.

Department of Family Sciences offers several scholarships available only to family sciences and early childhood education students. Visit the family sciences scholarship opportunities site for information on specific scholarships and how to apply.

A private school education at a public school price

Part of the Texas Woman’s experience is keeping costs low and education quality high. As a result, TWU is the most affordable public university in the DFW Metroplex and is ranked 6th (tied) among U.S. universities for diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information on costs, visit our Bursar's site.

Our small class sizes also allow you to interact closely with your classmates and professors.

Career Opportunities

The M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education offers professional development for educators who wish to earn an advanced positionAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education supports advancement in multiple careers:

*Job outlook for 2016-26 rated as faster than average.


Contact Information

Sharla Snider, PhD
MCL 908J

Page last updated 12:16 PM, November 9, 2021