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An MA is a graduate-level degree typically granted to individuals studying topics in the arts or humanities. Master of Arts degrees may focus more on discussion than more science-based degrees. With full-time study, most MA degrees can be completed within two years. What is an MA in Early Childhood Education? It is a graduate-level degree usually designed to help students expand their current expe… Read more

An MA is a graduate-level degree typically granted to individuals studying topics in the arts or humanities. Master of Arts degrees may focus more on discussion than more science-based degrees. With full-time study, most MA degrees can be completed within two years.

What is an MA in Early Childhood Education? It is a graduate-level degree usually designed to help students expand their current expertise. Students may gain a better understanding of different learning styles of children, developmental needs of pupils up to the age of eight and the role family relationships can play in learning. Individuals can learn to craft a developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps their pupils develop critical thinking skills, curiosity and reflection. Students might find themselves taking courses in infant and child development, exceptional children and early childhood settings and children, families and society.

Graduates tend to find they have developed a variety of skills including communicating with young children, the ability to listen well and complex problem-solving. This can help individuals interacting with kids in their personal lives and may transfer well to many career options.

An MA in Early Childhood Education is a popular degree option offered at many universities all over the world. Each university may have a slightly different curriculum. These factors and many more affect the price of tuition. Contact your school of choice for more information.

Many graduates wish to go into the field of education. These programs may prepare them to succeed as an elementary school teacher, preschool administrator or childcare specialist. They may also be qualified for a variety of non-teaching careers, including corporate trainer, museum docent, curriculum specialist or program designer.

Earning an MA in Early Childhood Education could prepare you for a successful career in education and beyond. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

This postgraduate programme draws on Froebel’s understanding of the transformative power of young children’s play on their thinking, and the crucial way that adults can either ... +

This postgraduate programme draws on Froebel’s understanding of the transformative power of young children’s play on their thinking, and the crucial way that adults can either seek to assist or control young children’s intrinsic creativity. In adults’ interactions with children, however, Froebel recognised the profound influence of the community and social context. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
28 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Campbellsville University's online Master of Arts in Education - Interdisciplinary Early Childh ... +

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Campbellsville University's online Master of Arts in Education - Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program delivers the communication and technical skills you need for a variety of careers. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
University of Sopron
Sopron, Hungary

The programme objective is to prepare highly competent educators and to enhance the quality of education in the diversifying contexts of a globalized world. The programme offe ... +

The programme objective is to prepare highly competent educators and to enhance the quality of education in the diversifying contexts of a globalized world. The programme offers both theoretical and practical skills across a wide selection of topics in the field of education. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to specialize in two optional areas: ’Early childhood education’ or ’Sustainability and Society’ -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom +2 More

The programme supports you in developing your knowledge and understanding of issues and practices through enquiry and research. The programme provides a range of module choice ... +

The programme supports you in developing your knowledge and understanding of issues and practices through enquiry and research. The programme provides a range of module choices, but you are encouraged to bring your own ideas and focus on your own particular professional interests. This award is gained through taking an early childhood education focus for 50% of the study, including the Dissertation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
25 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Portobello Institute of Education
Northside, Ireland

This contemporary MA in Early Childhood Studies is designed for professional early years practitioners working within the early childhood workforce, including those who may no ... +

This contemporary MA in Early Childhood Studies is designed for professional early years practitioners working within the early childhood workforce, including those who may not be working directly with children. This Masters programme builds upon knowledge gained during undergraduate studies and experiential learning in the workplace. The blended learning delivery mode is a flexible study option for those seeking to fit learning around work and family. The MA in Early Childhood Studies offers you an opportunity to advance your knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research and thinking in early childhood. It also involves a reflection on, and analysis of, your own professional practice, supporting your personal development as well as putting you in a strong position for career progression in this sector. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Suffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom

MA Childhood Studies is a taught Masters programme which takes an informed and critical approach to the academic study of childhood studies. This programme would be of interes ... +

MA Childhood Studies is a taught Masters programme which takes an informed and critical approach to the academic study of childhood studies. This programme would be of interest to undergraduates looking to progress to the postgraduate level and professionals interested in specialised or advanced study of childhood. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Asian International College
Singapore +1 More

The Master of Arts in Education will give students a foundation for a career in many different educational settings, both public and private. This programme provides a compreh ... +

The Master of Arts in Education will give students a foundation for a career in many different educational settings, both public and private. This programme provides a comprehensive international overview of teaching, learning and educational systems. -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth – covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It is ideal if you are a g ... +

This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth – covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It is ideal if you are a graduate professional working with children and young people and seek to advance academically and professionally. It’s also suitable if you’re not currently working with children and young people but are looking to move into the profession. The degree deepens understanding and develops practice through a wide range of case studies within a global context that link theory to practice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
01 Oct 2022
Online
 
Concordia University, St. Paul Online
Saint Paul, USA

Advance your career in early childhood education. The Master of Arts in Education — Early Childhood Education offered online at Concordia University, St. Paul teaches you to t ... +

Advance your career in early childhood education. The Master of Arts in Education — Early Childhood Education offered online at Concordia University, St. Paul teaches you to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve challenges pragmatically. Coursework addresses NAEYC standards for advanced professional preparation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
Bloomfield College
Bloomfield, USA

Bloomfield’s Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education is designed to advance the teaching skills and knowledge of those dedicated to working in early childhood education. T ... +

Bloomfield’s Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education is designed to advance the teaching skills and knowledge of those dedicated to working in early childhood education. The Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Education allows candidates who already possess a CEAS or standard teaching certificate to earn a teaching endorsement in early childhood education by following a core sequence of courses (5.5 CUs = 22 credits). This core sequence of courses fulfills the New Jersey Department of Education requirements for the early childhood endorsement. -
MA
English
 
University of Michigan-Flint School of Education and Human Services
Flint, USA

Widely recognized and respected for its graduates' quality, the Early Childhood Education program at UM-Flint offers three tracks to prepare you for a rewarding career working ... +

Widely recognized and respected for its graduates' quality, the Early Childhood Education program at UM-Flint offers three tracks to prepare you for a rewarding career working with young children, birth through eight years old. Choose the option that fits your background and professional goals. -
MA
English
Campus
 
Tougaloo College
Jackson, USA

The Master of Arts in Child Development is a 36-unit graduate program designed to provide students an in-depth background in child development and learning. The M.A. in Child ... +

The Master of Arts in Child Development is a 36-unit graduate program designed to provide students an in-depth background in child development and learning. The M.A. in Child Development will provide professional educators in early childhood a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of the theories of the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of young children. -
MA
English
Campus
 
University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Early Childhood Education is a master degree study field in the frame of study program Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy, organized in the full-time form of study.

Early Childhood Education is a master degree study field in the frame of study program Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy, organized in the full-time form of study. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Asia and the Pacific
Pasig, Philippines

The program seeks to form early childhood educators and specialists (preschool and primary school teachers and administrators, child development consultants, and researchers) ... +

The program seeks to form early childhood educators and specialists (preschool and primary school teachers and administrators, child development consultants, and researchers) who can effectively blend theory and practice in creating positive learning opportunities and experiences for young children to promote their total development. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
European University Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus

The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in-depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8-year-olds and helps shape the ... +

The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in-depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8-year-olds and helps shape their professional expertise. Masters students are equipped to assess education theories and recent research, to engage in their own research and attain the capacity to seek a doctoral qualification. -
MA
Full-time
18 months
English, Greek
Campus
Online