Arizona State University, founded in 1885, is spread over four campuses around the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, but they are one institution. While the university has typically ranked lower than the top 100 in standard lists (such as US News and World Report), recent advances in quality, such as those experienced by the Carey School of Business, have led to ASU’s reputation as an up-and-coming university.

ASU Online offers an accredited Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. There are three potential program paths: the M.Ed. with Certification takes 46 credit hours; M.Ed. with Endorsement takes 35 credit hours; and the straight M.Ed. takes 30 credit hours. Designed to prepare teachers for working with infants and children, the Early Childhood Education M.Ed. prepares future and current educators for all areas of education and policy, from pedagogical theory to advocacy and administration.

Applicants will need:

• Application fee of $65
• Official transcripts
• GPA of 3.0

Applicants may also need a statement of purpose or resume. Tuition is $425 per credit hour. Students may apply for federal student loans and grants, as well as tuition assistance fellowships from ASU.