The Departments of Curriculum Studies and Special Education in the College of Education and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) offer a 30 credit interdisciplinary program leading to the degree of Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (MEd-ECE). The program is designed to support professional development and promote leadership for professionals who work in programs serving children, including children with disabilities, between infancy and five-years of age and their families.
Courses are delivered on-campus primarily through intensive 1 month summer sessions. Plan B and elective courses are offered during the academic year in a variety of formats.
As a cohort program, the MEd in Early Childhood Education only accepts new applicants every three years. Applications for the next cohort will be due December 31, 2014 for the cohort to begin Summer 2015. Applications for early admittance are accepted from Fall 2014.
The required core of 18 credits is taken over the course of three Summer Institute sessions on the Mānoa campus. Core courses are offered through the Departments of Curriculum Studies and Special Education in the College of Education, and the Department of Family Resources in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. The balance of 12 elective credits is taken either online or on ground, based on student interest and need, in consultation with the Program Advisor.
Applicants and students may refer to the MEd. Early Childhood Education Student Handbook below.
Handbook for New and Prospective Students: