Want to inspire young learners?

Auburn University's Early Childhood Education Master’s program prepares you to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to your teaching. You’ll deepen your understanding of the use of reflection to make wise decisions about teaching young learners. In your coursework, you’ll focus on social constructivist approaches to solve practical problems in the education of young children.

Auburn University's M.S. non-certification program provides an interdisciplinary, graduate-level education for community-based or international educators who do not wish to gain teacher certification/licensure in the United States.

Auburn University's Early Childhood Education Master's program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Accelerator Admission Details
Advanced MAPMAPAcademic English
IELTSTM6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)Below 6.0
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in early childhood education, developmental psychology, human and family development, or education psychology from an accredited university.
Available EntryFall, Spring, or SummerFall, Spring, or SummerFall, Spring, or Summer

If your undergraduate degree is not listed as a “Qualifying Undergraduate Degree,” you may still be suitable for admission, but this will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Sample Coursework

  • Social & Cultural Diversity in American Education
  • Basic Methods in Education Research
  • Advanced Survey of Exceptionality

Progression details

After completion of the Master’s Accelerator, students will progress into a 30-credit, non-thesis degree from the College of Education.
Advanced MAPMAPAcademic English
Credits earned towards degree690
Progression requirements3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a B3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of all Academic English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Advanced MAP
1 semester
2 semesters
Tuition cost1$17,300$27,000

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

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Sign up for the popular Academic English program. Through Academic English, you’ll get personalized English language help to prepare you for success at Auburn Global and in your career.

Program Tuition: $3,800-$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to learn so that you can teach?

The Master of Early Childhood Education program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.