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Early Childhood Education, M.S.Ed.

The master level programs in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and Reading allow students to develop a mastery of structure, skills, concepts, ideas, values, facts, and methods of inquiry in their field of specialization. Based upon the guidelines and standards of a specialized professional association, the specialty objectives chart the courses and experiences that include academic, methodological, and clinical knowledge necessary for professional competence in the field.

General Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Complete a Graduate Application (website and instructions are listed below).

A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 for conditional admission.

Three recommendation forms.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.


For questions and additional information, please contact the advisors listed below. To apply for a graduate program, visit the Graduate School’s website, click on Apply at the top of the window, create an account, and follow the directions for completing your application.

For additional program information, please contact Dr. William Brown if your last name ends with the letters (A-M). For additional program information, please contact Dr. Stephanie Davidson if your last name ends with the letters (N-Z).

Academic Advisors:

Dr. William Brown (A-M)

Assistant Professor, Master in Early Childhood Education Academic Advisor 1400 John R. Lynch St.

P.O. Box 18380 Jackson, MS 39217 Phone: (601) 979-3412

Email:  william.a.brown@jsums.edu

Dr. Stephanie Davidson (N-Z)

Associate Professor,  Master in Early Childhood Education Academic Advisor

P.O. Box 18380

1400 John R. Lynch St. Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: (601) 979-0514

Email:  stephanie.r.davidson@jsums.edu

We look forward to working with you as you continue your education. Feel free to contact the Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education if you have additional questions.

Program Curriculum

Course Descriptions

EECE Faculty and Staff