EdM in Early Childhood Education

The Master of Education (EdM) in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Boston University is designed for students who are genuinely curious about the development and learning of young children. The ECE program is recognized in the field for maintaining high standards for teacher preparation. Courses are carefully designed to build upon one another and to bridge theory and practice. 


  • Licensure
  • Non-Licensure

Essential Questions

Career Outcomes

The EdM in Early Childhood Education qualifies individuals to support the learning and development of young children in careers such as: 

  • Teaching in public or private school classrooms
  • Providing early childhood programming in museum or other educational settings
  • Providing educational services for families of young children
  • Providing leadership in curriculum development or professional development in early childhood education

Program Requirements

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Megina Baker, Lecturer

Nermeen Dashoush, Clinical Assistant Professor

Ellie Friedland, Clinical Associate Professor

Jane Lannak, Clinical Associate Professor

Karen Murphy, Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission, please contact Program Director Karen Murphy, kleigh@bu.edu

Next Steps

BU Wheelock Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure provides information about BU Wheelock state-approved programs and how the educational requirements compare with those in other states. Education students in licensure programs should review this resource and contact edlic@bu.edu with questions.

Background Checks

Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program