Degree Comparison Program 2022-2023

Early Childhood Education, Master of Education

We designed this program for practicing teachers who wish to develop skills to better work with preschool and primary-level children.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC).

Unit Overview In addition to University Requirements:
  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

These courses must be taken and may not be substituted using transfer credit or other courses.

Emphasis, Minor or Certificate
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
  • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
  • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 

Individual program admission requirements include:

  • IVP Fingerprint clearance card
  • Teaching certificate (if the applicant has one)
Minimum Units for Completion 30
Highest Mathematics Required None Specified
GPA None Specified
Foreign Language A foreign language is not required.
Progression Plan / Program of Study View Program of Study
Program Fees None Specified