Early Childhood Education/Special Education, M.A.

If you are a licensed teacher, receive a cross-endorsement in Early Childhood/Special Education

The M.A. in Early Childhood/Special Education is a program for licensed teachers in Connecticut that aligns with the State Department of Education’s requirements for a cross-endorsement as an Early Childhood/ Special Education teacher (PreK-grade 3). Students are admitted for fall, spring, and summer start dates with rolling admissions.

Students who want to receive a cross-endorsement but do not want to complete an M.A. may enroll in a non-degree granting, graduate, credit-bearing program. The Early Childhood/Special Education M.A. program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses are offered on-campus, typically begin at or after 4 p.m., and include the option to complete the program on a full or part-time basis.

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Program Outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction in early childhood education
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students
  • Complete and collaborate in a field-based program that connects theory and practice
  • Career Opportunities: teacher, instructor, administrator, special ed. coordinator, director, and more.


USJ’s full or part-time cross-endorsement program in Early Education/Special Education will expand your career in education.

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    Meredith McConnochie, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Education
    Phone: 860.231.5540
    Email: [email protected]