We accept applications for our MEd in early care and education program each year. If admitted, you'll start the program in the fall.
December 15: Priority deadline for fall applications to be considered for financial assistance
February 15: Final deadline for fall applications
There are no prerequisite courses required to apply to this program. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 2.80.
You don't have to take any tests to apply to this program (except TOEFL scores for international students). We do not require the GRE. We also do not require any state licensing exams prior to admission (known as MTLEs in Minnesota).
Information for international students
- English language test scores: For students whose first language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The only exception is for non-native English speakers who completed the entirety of their undergraduate degree (four years) in an English-speaking country within the last five years. You’ll need to enter your self-reported TOEFL scores in the online application and send your official electronic TOEFL scores to the University of Minnesota (institution code 6874). View the U of M’s TOEFL score guidelines and expectations. Please note that the Institute of Child Development requires a TOEFL speak score of 23 or higher.