M.Ed. Program Benefits

Transforming Professional Educators into Distinguished Responsive Classroom Teachers, Action Researchers and Instructional Leaders

Approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program in Early Childhood Education at Reinhardt University is designed for certified Early Childhood Education professionals who have successfully completed one year of full-time classroom experience and want to earn a master’s degree as part of a professional learning community.  The program allows certified educators in Early Childhood Education (P-5) to earn a M.Ed. in eighteen months while continuing their teaching career.

The program requires candidates to complete four stages of professional development that include 36 hours or eleven courses in four semesters (fall to fall). The goal of the M.Ed. Program in Early Childhood Education is to transform professional educators into distinguished responsive classroom teachers, action researchers, and instructional leaders.


  • Fall to Fall Program (beginning fall 2019 through fall 2020) to complete coursework and Capstone Experience
  • Leads to a Master's Degree and Recommendation for a Georgia Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood (P-5) Education (with a STEM or Gifted Endorsement)
  • Offered at the Main Campus in Waleska, GA and Woodstock GA
  • Created as a Cohort Model  (students take all their courses together)
  • One face to face class and one online class per eight weeks ( earning a total of 9 hours per semester)


  • Focus on Responsive Teaching through Differentiated Instruction
  • Emphasis on Classroom Action Research based on Identified Student Needs and School Improvement Initiatives
  • STEM or Gifted Endorsement embedded in the degree
  • Development of Teacher Leaders to Promote Data-Driven Decisions for School Improvement and Positive Impact on Academic Achievement for All Students
  • Required Capstone Experience at End of Program Designed on an Individual Basis

Price School of Education Mission Statement:

The mission of all teacher preparation programs at Reinhardt University is to produce reflective, problem-solving teachers who respond to the diversity of student needs through differentiated instruction driven by ongoing assessment and adjustments within a nurturing environment.

For information on the M.Ed. program curriculum, click on the links below:

For Admission information

Office of Professional Studies and Graduate Admissions

For Program information

Karen B. Hawley
Program Coordinator
Master of Education in Elementary Education