Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) EdM

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

Programs in early childhood and childhood education deal with children from preschool up to the middle school years. The programs in early childhood or childhood education are also available with a bilingual extension/specialization. The initial professional program in early childhood education is designed specifically for graduate students without an undergraduate degree in education, who wish to teach at the early childhood or childhood levels. This program enables those who have majored in approved humanities, social sciences or sciences to pursue a master's degree, and to satisfy birth through grade six certification requirements.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 33-66 Hours


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

GRE required for initial and initial/professional programs only.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.