Master of Arts in Education major in Early Childhood Education

Master of Arts in


major in Early Childhood Education

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), with a focus on Early Childhood Education, is a specialized graduate program designed to equip educators with advanced knowledge and skills essential for fostering the optimal development of young learners. This program emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of early childhood theories, pedagogical practices, and curriculum design. Through a blend of theoretical foundations and practical applications, participants will be prepared to create nurturing and effective learning environments for young children, shaping the future of early childhood education.

Program Educational Objectives

1 Update and enrich teachers' theoretical and technical knowledge in early childhood education, such as guidance and counseling, academic supervision and administration, among others; and...
2 Improve the teachers' capacity to develop and deliver relevant programs in early childhood education areas such as student services, testing, guidance and counseling, academic supervision, and others....
  • Program Outcomes
    • In-depth understanding of a complex and coherent body of knowledge and skills in early childhood education, which may be applied in many types of school or other educational environments;
    • Have higher order level of skill in the analysis, critical assessment, and application and communication of knowledge in early childhood education;
    • Have ability to apply knowledge and skills in early childhood education to new situations in more creative and flexible ways, and to solve complex problems in early childhood education in ways that involve rigorous thinking and independent work;
    • Understand, develop, and sustain arguments about, and critically evaluate the current problems, principles, and concepts of early childhood education; most of which should be at the forefront of developments in the discipline;
    • Apply this current knowledge in original ways to specific problems or contexts by undertaking research, a complex project, or some other form of advanced scholarship;
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the methods of inquiry in their own research or advanced scholarship, and how these methods are used to create and interpret knowledge in early childhood education;
    • Critically evaluate current research, advanced scholarship, and methodologies in early childhood education;
    • Creatively and systematically deal with complex issues within a field, make judgements or decisions in the absence of complete data, and clearly communicate one's justification for such actions to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
    • Demonstrate initiative, self direction and originality in dealing with problems in early childhood education(e.g., develop innovative teacher approaches and resources; establish new teacher supervisory systems, etc.), particularly in the planning and execution of tasks in early childhood education;
    • Continue to advance their knowledge and skills in early childhood education using the established sources of advanced information in the field; and
    • Undertake more advanced and specialized training for developing existing skills, acquiring higher level and more specialized competencies in the formal higher level and more specialized competencies in the formal higher education context.
  • Curriculum

    1st Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Academic Writing for Graduate Students3
    Foundation of Education3
    Methods of Research3
    Fundamental Statistics3

    1st Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Child Development and Education3
    Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education3
    Assessment and Technology in Early Childhood Education3
    Early Childhood Curriculum3

    2nd Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    The School in the Social Order3
    1Guidance and Counseling in Early Childhood Education3
    Supervision of Teaching in Early Childhood Education3
    Education Leadership in Early Childhood Education3

    2nd Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Philosophies of Education3
    Comparative Education3
    Curr Iss. & Prob in Phil. Educ.3

    3rd Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Thesis Seminar3

    3rd Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Thesis Writing3
    The curriculum is subject to modification without prior notice. For precise and current listings, kindly coordinate with our registrar department.
  • Estimated Fees
    Particular Amount
    Estimated Total Fees per semester (including tuition and other fees)₱27,359.00
    The particulars and corresponding amounts are subject to modification without prior notice. For precise and current listings, kindly coordinate with our treasury and assessment department.
  • Career Opportunities

    Senior Level:

    • Director of Early Childhood Education: Lead and oversee the early childhood education department. Develop strategic plans for program improvement. Collaborate with stakeholders and policymakers.
    • Educational Consultant (Early Childhood): Provide consulting services to schools and educational organizations. Offer expertise in early childhood education practices. Conduct professional development workshops.
    • Regional Manager (Childcare Services): Manage multiple childcare centers within a region. Monitor program quality and compliance. Implement standardized policies and procedures.
    • Director of Professional Development (Education): Oversee the development of professional development programs. Provide training and support to early childhood educators. Stay abreast of current trends and research in the field.
    • Education Program Director (Government Agency): Lead education programs within a government agency. Develop policies and initiatives to enhance early childhood education. Collaborate with other agencies on cross-functional projects.

    Managerial/Executive Level:

    • Chief Education Officer (Early Childhood): Assume a high-level executive role overseeing early childhood education. Develop and implement organizational strategies. Advocate for early childhood education at a policy level.
    • Founder/CEO (Early Childhood Education Organization): Establish and lead your own early childhood education organization. Develop innovative programs and services. Shape the organization's mission and goals.
    • Board Member (Early Childhood Education Association): Serve on the board of a professional association or advocacy group. Contribute to shaping policies and standards in early childhood education. Provide leadership at an industry-wide level.
    • Executive Director (Nonprofit Early Childhood Organization): Lead a nonprofit organization focused on early childhood education. Oversee program development, fundraising, and advocacy efforts. Collaborate with stakeholders to advance the organization's mission.
    • Dean of Education (Higher Education - Early Childhood Department): Assume a leadership role within a higher education institution. Oversee the early childhood education department. Contribute to the development of academic programs and research.


Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation - Lucena City Lucena

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research IGSR


Early Childhood Education