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Early Childhood Teacher

Master of Education

Pre-K - 2 | Non-Licensure | 30 - 32 credits

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Why Choose Cambridge College Global?

Cambridge College Global offers an affordable, world-class education, literally at your fingertips. Our online learning platform is ideal for today’s busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:


Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.


Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.


Cambridge College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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Prepare Young Students in an Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Classroom

Refine your skills and knowledge in early childhood education through the Cambridge College Global Master of Education Early Childhood Teacher program. As an educator specializing in instructing students from pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade, this program can help you foster a reflective mindset and identify ways to address diverse student needs in the classroom and beyond.

An online master’s degree program allows you to tailor your studies to your passions and work in a flexible, asynchronous online environment. Pursue the next step in your early childhood teaching career without taking a break from full-time work.

What You Will Learn in this Online Early Childhood Teacher Program

Develop the core skills and key values you need to inspire young students in a classroom setting. Through a combination of theoretical studies and practical approaches, you’ll study the following areas related to your career:

  • Lesson planning
  • Curriculum literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Reflective practice
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Assessment

Thanks to the program’s practical approach, students can explore ways to promote early literacy and meet the needs of young children in real-world contexts. The program covers a broad range of educational theories and places special emphasis on culturally responsive teaching, digital literacy, and anti-racist practices. Students can tailor the program to fit their specific passions and career goals by selecting two elective courses, many of which are taught by licensed practitioners working in educational settings.

Inclusion is another key feature of the Master of Education, Early Childhood Teacher program. The practical and theoretical features of the program help identify ways to foster a more inclusive classroom, whether working in an elementary school, early childhood education center, or classroom for students with special needs.

Is the Online Master of Education in Early Childhood Teacher Program Right for You?

A Master of Education degree may be a compelling career choice if you’re an early childhood teacher seeking an increased salary, a paraprofessional or teaching assistant, or a teacher working under a provisional or emergency license. While the degree program doesn’t offer licensure, it may also be the right choice for you if you’re seeking a career change and enjoying working with young children, from pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The program can also be beneficial for substitute teachers seeking permanent teaching positions.

Depending on the pay scale of your state and district, completion of this program may qualify you for salary advancement. Check with your school and district to see if you qualify for a credit or degree-based pay scale.

You aren’t required to have a background or bachelor’s degree in education to apply for this program. Thanks to the flexible design of this fully online degree program, you can take courses at your convenience with 5-week-long courses.

This is a non-licensure program. It can lead to an initial license in Massachusetts; however, additional steps are needed after this degree, including hybrid courses through Cambridge College, an in-state practicum, and the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) exams.

General Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 8 graduate sessions. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials.

For more details, fill out the Request More Information form and an admission counselor will contact you. Your admission counselor can also help you explore financial options and walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.


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