Early Childhood Education (MAE)

Step one: Express your interest

Please complete the online interest form on the Overview tab to express your interest in joining a future Early Childhood Education MAE cohort. The next cohort is scheduled to begin Summer 2017. We will use the information you provide to send you program updates, including important information about application deadlines as they become available. 

Step two: Apply for admission

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 term. We encourage you to apply for admission to graduate studies through the University of Northern Iowa as soon as possible. Full consideration will be given for applications completed by March 31, 2017. 

Former UNI students: The online application requires logging in with your CatID credentials. If you have forgotten your username or passphrase, contact us at CESP-Consult@uni.edu or 800-772-1746 and let us know that you are interested in applying for the Elementary Education MAE program.

Need help with your UNI application?

Contact us at 800-648-3864 or Distance@uni.edu for assistance. Additional resources are also available from the UNI Graduate College.

  • Complete the online Application for Graduate Study (click to open application in a new window)
  • Please note that you are applying for admission in the category of Degree Status for Summer 2017.
  • The program for which you are applying is Early Childhood Education - MAE.
  • Entrance exams are not required.
  • Note that if you have received a degree from UNI, you do not have to pay the non-refundable $60 application fee or request your UNI transcripts.
  • International students: Please contact Linda Jernigan at Linda.Jernigan@uni.edu or
    319-273-5925 for specific instructions.

What to expect

When your application for graduate study is complete, you will receive confirmation from UNI Admissions staff that they have received and forwarded your application and transcripts to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for review. 

The department will review your application materials and contact you about your admission status. Following admission to the program, you will receive information about how to enroll in the first set of courses.

Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.