Are you a BK teacher looking to move up in your chosen field? Are you interested in obtaining a master's degree via distance education?

As a student in the master of arts in education (MAEd) in birth through kindergarten, you will be furthering your education to move up in your chosen career. The MAEd in BK at East Carolina University allows you to explore your career further in order to obtain jobs in leadership, consulting, and administration within the BK career field. Therefore, the program only accepts those who have already received a BS in birth through kindergarten teacher education or have added BK to their current license. At East Carolina, the MAEd program for birth through kindergarten is offered completely online, making it convenient for working professionals. Students must meet a number of requirements before they will be considered for admission. Once admitted to the graduate program, you will be expected to take a mix of core classes, professional area courses, and some courses from a specialty strand. Upon completion of the required courses, you will be better equipped to move up in your career as a birth through kindergarten educator.

ECU Advantage

The MAEd in BK program at East Carolina University is committed to helping early childhood educators expand their knowledge and further their careers in a way that will prepare you for success in your field of work.

What You Will Study

There is no catalog data for this program.

Careers With This Degree

Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:

  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Career Opportunities

ECU has developed resources to help you learn more about career opportunities and job market outlook. In addition, the websites below provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:

NC Tower

This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:

  • Self-employed;
  • Work for the federal government, including the military: or
  • Work outside of North Carolina.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.

Degree-specific internships

For information on internship information for specific majors, go to the home page of the department in which the major is located and, as available, find the link to the information on internships in that major.