Skip to main content

Speak to Admissions


Master of Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood & Elementary Education

At a Glance

  • 30-33 Credit Hours
  • 100% Online
  • State-of-the-art tools and technology
  • 3 Starts per Year
  • Complete in 21 months

Welcome to the Online Master of Education in Early Childhood Education degree program.

This online program is designed so you can keep your day job and complete your master’s degree at the same time. ASU offers certification and non-certification options for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program.

With a focus on instructional strategies for young children as well as psychology and technology, this program prepares candidates for positions in Pre-K through Grade 3 in public (and private) schools.

Alabama, along with Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas and Louisiana in the South is among the 18 states that received a total of $224 million in development grants specifically for high-quality pre-school programs in urban, suburban, and rural communities*. There has never been a better time for educators to earn their master’s degrees as there is expected to be an increase in both the need for quality teachers and new facilities.

Please fill out the form on this page and you will receive personal assistance to learn more about how you can apply to this program. An admissions advisor will contact you to answer questions and introduce you to the application process.

* source:

Please note: The non-certification option will not result in a teaching certificate at the end of the program.

All courses are 3 credit hours

Core Courses

SED 500 The Exceptional Students in Inclusive Schools
EDU 511 Statistical Techniques, Research & Evaluation
EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior
EDU 531 Modern Issues in Education
REA 560 Techniques and Skills in Reading
EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies

Early Childhood Education Concentration Courses

EDU 550 The Early Childhood Curriculum
EDU 551 Instructional Strategies for Young Children
EDU 552 The Theory of Play
EDU 567 Seminar in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
EDU 568 Parental Involvement in ECE


All fields required

By clicking “Submit” I agree to provide the contact information listed above for the purpose of receiving communications regarding educational programs and opportunities.


Alabama State University, founded in 1867, is a widely respected world-class institution of higher learning. We offer nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences.


915 S. Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Copyright © 2019 Alabama State University

Next Start

May 28, 2019

Application Priority Date

March 15, 2019