Master’s in Early Childhood Education | MEd Online Educate Young Scholars


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Children are highly impressionable. What they learn at a young age has the potential to influence them for years to come. That’s why teachers play such a critical role in the lives of children. Early childhood educators in particular have an enormous responsibility — to teach and care for young students in a way that helps them develop life skills and prepare for future success.

With Liberty’s Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction – Early Childhood Education degree, you can strengthen your teaching skills and learn the best methods for instructing young children. Our program covers the essentials of lesson planning and curriculum design so that you can engage children’s curiosity, foster their growth, and teach them valuable knowledge and skills. You may already have an early childhood education bachelor’s degree — but earning an MEd can further equip you to serve society’s youngest students in a loving, Christ-like manner.

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

Please note: This program includes the steps necessary to pursue add-on endorsement, which requires initial Virginia licensure in teaching. If you do not have a Virginia teaching license yet, it must be obtained during the program. Please see the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Successful educators do more than teach children textbook knowledge. They seek to build positive relationships with their students and to help children love learning. That’s why at Liberty, you won’t just learn how to develop a curriculum — you’ll be equipped to make a positive difference in the lives of your students. You can help train up a generation of children who find joy in learning about the world around them.

Your educational journey is especially important to us. We want to help you reach your goals in a way that’s flexible and affordable. That’s why we’ve designed our master’s in early childhood education program to be entirely online. You can complete your degree from the comfort of your home, log into your courses on your own time, and easily access your study materials whenever you need them. Most importantly, you can focus on what really matters — like your family, job, and community — while still earning a degree that can take your career to the next level.

Our online early childhood education courses are taught by seasoned professors who have extensive experience working in the education sector. Drawing on what they have learned in their own careers, they can help enhance your skill set and equip you to lead as an effective educator. Our faculty are passionate about what they do, knowledgeable about best teaching methods, and invested in your professional growth and personal well-being.

At Liberty, we don’t just help you get a degree — we also equip you to live out biblical principles in the workplace. We are dedicated to Training Champions for Christ, which is why all of our courses are taught from a biblical worldview. With a challenging program that fosters both spiritual and academic growth, you’ll be prepared to positively impact the modern education system.

Our MEd program dives into both foundational education theory and practical methods for teaching young students. You’ll receive training that prepares you to lead with confidence in a variety of school and classroom settings.

Discover tools for helping children learn essential skills and knowledge. Our early childhood education courses will teach you how to plan lessons and assignments, evaluate curriculum effectiveness, and integrate educational technology to enhance student learning. You’ll also learn about the cognitive, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young children — knowledge that can bolster your effectiveness as an early childhood educator.

Our program also teaches best practices for serving students with special needs. By learning about the instructional methods, documentation, and legal issues related to special education, you can help all types of students achieve their full potential.

Throughout this program, you will explore practical methods for organizing and operating daycares, preschools, kindergartens, and elementary schools. Our professors can teach you how to manage behavior in the classroom and how to develop a curriculum that fosters children’s curiosity and well-being. You’ll have the opportunity to apply these concepts to real-world challenges by completing a directed practicum.

Partner with us and prepare to make a difference in the lives of today’s youngest learners.

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Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.