Human Development and Child Studies
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242
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Program Coordinator: 
Ambika Bhargava, Ph.D.
405A Pawley Hall

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education


The program includes 3 different options:
The program prepares professionals to work with children from birth through age eight in public and private schools and agency settings. It also provides training for the direction and evaluation of early childhood programs and the coordination of community resources for young children and families. 
The program combines theory with observation and participation in clinical, community and school practicum settings and emphasizes a broad interdisciplinary view of early childhood education and child development. Also emphasized are multicultural issues concerning young children and their families, and the need for educational programs to respect and respond to children’s developmental variability and exceptionalities.
The master's program admits in fall, winter and summer with the following application deadlines: 
  • Fall entry — August 1
  • Winter entry — November 1
  • Summer entry — April 1