The mission of the UCD MA in Early Childhood Education is to prepare early childhood professional leaders with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of young children and their families within a rapidly changing and diverse society.
Please note that you must be an in-state resident to complete the online MA or ECSE programs. They are designed to meet the need for leaders in the early childhood field in Colorado.
The online option is also limited to Colorado residents living 60 or more miles from Denver. You must commit to one cohort—online or on-campus. Online students are required to attend a one week seminar in Denver each summer.
If you live closer than 60 miles to Denver you may petition to be part of the online cohort by writing a letter detailing extraordinary circumstances which prevents you from attending classes on campus in late afternoon or weekends.