Birth-Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development, M.Ed. Early Childhood Leadership and Program Administration Concentration


This interdisciplinary synchronous online program is jointly administered by the Department of Specialized Education Services and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and prepares students to assume leadership roles in diverse settings (both education and community-based) serving young children with and without disabilities, ages birth to five, and their families. The concentration in Early Childhood Leadership & Program Administration is designed for teachers, directors/administrators, technical assistance providers, and other professionals working closely with early childhood educators to be leaders in the field.

Program Distinctions

The Student Experience

After Graduation

  • Graduates of the program are prepared for successful careers as program directors/administrators, technical assistance providers, community college instructors, early childhood teachers, early interventionists, resource and referral specialists, child care consultants, or family advocates.

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  • PRIORITY consideration: JANUARY 15
  • FINAL opportunity for consideration: FEBRUARY 1

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Health and Human Sciences

Program Type: Concentration

Class Type: Online

Contact Us

Dr. Salih Rakap
SES B-K Co-Director

Dr. Catherine Scott-Little
HDF B-K Co-Director