Early Childhood Education Master's Degree
The master's degree program in early childhood education prepares individuals to be master teachers, administrators of early childhood programs and leaders in the development of child care policy. Early childhood education licensure is a prerequisite for full admission.
Students interested in entering the program without prior licensure must complete prerequisite courses concurrently with degree requirements. By completing additional coursework, students are also eligible for licensure in early childhood unified, birth through kindergarten.
Careers in Early Childhood Education
K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.
Career options for students in early childhood education include:
- administrative or teaching positions
- coordinating parent programs
- working with parents and community agencies
- working with young children aged birth through kindergarten
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Financial Assistance for Teachers
Students interested in entering the teaching profession have access to unique financial opportunities and incentives. Listed below are links to some to those programs.
- Kansas Rural Opportunity Zone
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Stafford Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
- State of Kansas Scholarships
- Summer Financial Aid(PDF)
- Troops to Teachers