Designed to equip teachers, directors/administrators, technical assistance providers, and other professionals working closely with early childhood educators to be leaders in the field.

Online Advanced Training In

  • Personnel development and support
  • Communication
  • Public engagement
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Early childhood systems and policy
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Research & evaluation in early childhood, leadership and mentoring

Instruction is delivered within the context of family-centered practices that support early childhood professionals to effectively work with diverse children and families in inclusive settings.

Application Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Current Resume
  • Professional statement indicating your interest and rationale for pursuing this emphasis of the M.Ed.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from an academic reference

No teaching license or GRE test required for this emphasis.
An interview and writing sample will be required of applicants.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or a related field
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0

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The BKISED M.Ed. program is co-administered with the Department of Specialized Education Services.

Application Deadline

Applications completed before January 15, 2023 will be given highest priority. All materials must be received by February 1, 2023 in order to be considered for Fall 2023 admission. Applications received after that date will not be reviewed. Applicants may choose to apply to begin the program in either the summer or the fall semester.

To begin the application process for the BKISED program, visit the Graduate School’s application website.

Additional academic work may need to be completed by students without foundational skills or content knowledge in early childhood. Prerequisite credits may not be applied toward the MEd degree. Prerequisite requirements must be satisfied within the first 12 semester credit hours of the program. The BK Graduate Program Committee approves any transfer credit.


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a participating institution in both the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and North Carolina’s portal agency, State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements North Carolina (SARA NC). Participation in SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders.

See here for further information about states in which UNCG is authorized to offer on-line education.