College of Education
This fully online degree program prepares Master Teachers to use intentional, meaningful and research-based learning experiences to teach children birth to age 8 in culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings. This program nurtures advanced practitioners and academic leaders in early childhood education (ECED) into knowledgeable, innovative and culturally responsive educators.
Students may combine this degree plan with the in-person alternative teacher certification program
Students can earn the M.Ed. in ECED in as little as 12 months
Program is committed to social justice in early education, mainly for those from linguistically/culturally diverse populations
Ken Dore’s interest in people and art have served him well as a primary school art teacher since 2003. The El Paso native said his graduate studies enhanced his own creative process, especially his lesson plans, and taught him how to relate better to what influences his students. Ken is a doctoral student in UTEP’s Teaching, Learning and Culture program and hopes to join the professoriate someday.
Instructional leaders in ECED will find jobs in various early childhood settings. Many graduates work in school districts and ECED classrooms while others pursue careers with children’s museums, nonprofit/advocacy groups, and entertainment industries.