College of Education

early childhood education Certificate of Advanced Study

Application Deadline

This program has rolling admissions--in order to ensure timely processing we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission.  While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university* in Early Childhood Education or related field from a nationally accredited institution
  • An overall GPA of 3.75 or above for graduate work
  • Completed Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A letter of application describing professional goals for advanced graduate study and proposed Area of Focus
  • Current resumé or curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation that describe the candidate’s professional experience and academic work (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application).

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

Early Childhood Education
Edyth Wheeler, Graduate Program Director
Hawkins Hall, Room 107B

Phone: 410-704-2460








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