Interdisciplinary Preparation of Culturally Responsive Practitioners in Early Education


The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is offering a specialized master's program of study focused on the preparation of culturally responsive practitioners. The program’s goal is to prepare master's level and advanced licensure students to meet the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse young children and their families in early childhood and elementary school settings.

Special Features

Students will enroll in their discipline specific program of study in early childhood intervention to obtain their master's degree and full Birth–Kindergarten licensure. 

Additional specialized experiences include:

  • Specialized Courses:
    • EDUC 629 Language Minority Students: Issues for Practitioners
    • EDUC 733 Spanish for Educators
  • Participation in Community Based Action Research Projects focused on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Student Support

  • In State Tuition Support for Part-time Students including academic year and summer tuition
  • Annual Stipend of $2,400 ($800 per semester)
  • Student Travel to attend National and State Conferences

Application Information

First, students must be accepted into the Master of Education for Experienced Teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support program or the Birth–Kindergarten Add-on Licensure program in the School of Education at UNC- Chapel Hill.