The early years of a child’s life are probably the most crucial for establishing a solid foundation for health, well-being and lifelong learning. As awareness increases of the critical importance of healthy development and learning in the early years, so too does the need for early childhood professionals who have the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for guiding and supporting young children and families.
During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. You’ll examine current thinking on the strengths and challenges of young children, as you actively engage in theoretical discussions on child development and learn to apply these theories in culturally responsive ways.
Through critical reflection, self-assessment, goal setting and other practical tools, this programme will help you grow as an early childhood professional and make a difference at a local, regional or global level. You’ll develop the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on the development and learning of young children, their families, and on the field as a whole, while helping advance your career potential with a deeper understanding of early childhood theory and practice.
Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme
Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll learn skills that will be relevant to your career right now, and in the future.
Learning model and programme structure
Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure.
Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper.
Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your programme.
How will I learn?
Learning with Roehampton Online is a live process. Students from around the world take the knowledge they have gained from faculty instruction and classroom debate, and put it to work immediately in their own lives.
When do I have to be online?
At Roehampton Online, we understand that most of our students have busy careers and active personal lives outside the classroom. Our online learning model has therefore been designed to empower you with the ability to choose when and where you study:
- No set lecture times
- Classroom access 24 hours a day
- Comprehensive support
At Roehampton Online you’ll receive support from the moment you enquire to beyond the day you graduate, from:
- Your enrolment advisor – your one-stop shop for advice and information during the application process
- Faculty – mentors, instructors and facilitators to learning, faculty members are there to provide direction in the classroom
- Roehampton Employability and Careers Hub – or REACH – provides 24/7 access to resources that can help you find a better job
- The Centre for Student Success – a learning resource full of video links and services designed specifically to help you succeed
- The Writing Centre – receive personalised feedback from expert writing tutors and get better at producing academic work
- Skill units – hit the ground running with your studies thanks to these free short introductory courses
The online degree programmes at Roehampton Online are designed for professionals looking to further their education and enhance their careers. So work experience is an important factor when choosing the most suitable applicants for a course.
If you already hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for full admission into one of our programmes.
Even if you don’t have a suitable bachelors degree, you may still be eligible if you have enough relevant professional experience. If so, you may be conditionally admitted. As long as you pass the first module, you’ll then be granted full admission.
Request information to learn more about the admission requirements for your specific programme.
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Last updated May 6, 2016