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Early Childhood Emerging Leaders Program

The Early Childhood Emerging Leaders program includes an emphasis in Early Childhood Leadership within the MEd in Early and Special Education. The focus in this program is on early childhood education, leadership in the field, and applied action research.

This program focuses on supporting emerging leaders in early childhood education to obtain a Master of Education degree with full tuition support through Idaho STARS over a three year period. This program is part of a partnership to support the next generation of leaders in early childhood care and education in Idaho. With a goal of building a network of support throughout the state, this program has a competitive admission process with the intent of selecting educators with the potential to engage in leadership at a high level.

The Master of Education in Early and Special Education program is 100% online.

Department Name: Department of Early and Special Education

Official Degree Name: Master of Education in Early and Special Education

Degree Type: Master of Education

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates of this program may be employed as early childhood educators or directors in early learning settings that do not require a teaching license. This includes some private schools and early learning centers, as well as home-based programs and child care centers. Teachers with this degree can work with learners of all abilities in these settings.

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