Master of Science Programs in Early Childhood Education

Compare 10 MScs in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

After earning a bachelor degree, a student may pursue a master’s degree to gain advanced knowledge in his or her field. A Master of Science is typically a two-year degree in the field of science or mathematics.  

What is an MSc in Early Childhood Education? This field of study explores the unique learning styles of young children and seeks to provide students with a deeper understanding of child development. Through this type of degree program, students can promote educational efficiency by learning about the different needs of students. By studying learning environments, the role of family relationships, age-level distinctions and the emotional and social needs of children, students can learn to build more comprehensive curricula and teaching methods to help children learn more efficiently.

Many principals and school superintendents find that students with an MSc in Early Childhood Education have strong evaluation and communication skills. These students are often positive in nature and have the ability to quickly adapt to different situations.

Earning a master’s degree can often be less expensive than earning an undergraduate degree. Students should research and compare schools about cost and admission requirements.

Students who earn a master’s degree in early childhood education may open themselves up to more lucrative and fulfilling career options than those with only an undergraduate degree. Students can consider working as a traditional primary or nursery school teacher, teaching young children. Leadership roles may also be available as well with positions such as an education coordinator or early childhood services director. Graduates may also find a career as a researcher studying teaching methods.

Many universities offer an MSc in Early Childhood Education. Some programs are international and provide an opportunity to study abroad, while others have special online degree options. 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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Master in Educational Sciences

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Are you interested in youth, families and schools with multiple and complex urban problems? Become a policy-maker, consultant or researcher by enrolling in the Master’s programme in Educational Sciences. [+]

Study programme

This specialisation addresses the main issues that are currently relevant in education: educational innovations, assessment and testing and the growing diversity in the background of pupils.

The curriculum of each Pedagogical Sciences specialisation consists of a series of theme-related courses. All the activities during this course, i.e. lectures, tutorials, practical meetings, and assignments, are specifically focused on this theme. Every course consists of a theoretical part (knowledge) and a practical part (skills).

Please mind that the following curriculum represents the current academic year. Adjustments to the curriculum and descriptions of courses will be added in the course of the year; a definitive curriculum can be seen in spring of the current academic year.... [-]


Master of Science in Early Childhood Development

BRAC University
Campus Part time 15 months September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

A limitation of human resources in the field of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the huge demand for strengthening the knowledge-base of its practitioners led to the need for an academic professional degree programme. IED became a pioneer in the area of Early Childhood Development by launching the first academic ECD MSc. the course of its kind in Bangladesh. A PGD programme is also offered. [+]

BRAC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The BRAC Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University has been involved in the field of education since its establishment in 2004 as a part of BRAC and BRAC University. Since its inception, it has been contributing to the overall improvement of the national education system in Bangladesh. Over the years it has been flourishing by taking on new challenges and opportunities in fulfilling the overarching societal goals of fighting poverty, building human capital and enabling people to realize their potential.

Mission

BIED, BU aims to improve quality, equity and efficiency in the education system through research and development, capacity-building and training, policy dialogue and advocacy.... [-]


Master of Science in Child Development and Education (by Research)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master's in Child Development and Education is an intensive, selective two-year programme that trains students to become researchers in the field of parenting, education and child development. [+]

The Research Master's in Child Development and Education is an intensive, selective two-year programme that trains students to become researchers in the field of parenting, education and child development.

Studying Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam

The Research Master's programme in Child Development and Education trains students to conceive, design, conduct and report high-quality research in the field of child development and education. The programme has been developed for excellent students who are motivated to conduct research and who intend to pursue academic research careers in child development and education. Research Master's students acquire in-depth disciplinary knowledge, familiarity with relevant research methodology and practical experience in carrying out research. The programme takes two years to complete. In both years students take courses and gain experience in conducting research.... [-]


Master of Science in EDUCARE - The Swedish Preschool Model

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Jönköping

As its name indicates, the Swedish approach to preschool (EDUCARE), integrates educational and caregiving practice to support the learning and development of children between the ages of one and six. [+]

As its name indicates, the Swedish approach to preschool (EDUCARE), integrates educational and caregiving practice to support the learning and development of children between the ages of one and six. The international master’s program in EDUCARE combines classroom-based instruction with fieldwork in Swedish preschools, family centers, and other early childhood education venues. The program welcomes Swedish and international students. Program instruction is in English. Students who complete the program will have expertise in the pedagogy and policies of EDUCARE.

Given Sweden’s standing as a world leader in early childhood education, graduates of the program will be well positioned for employment as preschool educators, researchers, and leaders, whether they choose to pursue their careers internationally or in Sweden. At the same time, students will leave the program ready to pursue doctoral studies in early childhood education or related fields, as the program provides a combination of rigorous research and fieldwork, taught by Ph.D. faculty from the Preschool Education and Research Group at Jönköping University’s School of Education and Communication, as well as through guest lectures by national and international experts in the field.... [-]


MSc Education and Child Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

This programme focuses on the link between theory, research and practice. Students are taught to seek evidence-based solutions to problems occurring in child-rearing and education. [+]

In the master programme in Education and Child Studies students can choose a specialisation in one of the sub-disciplines of Education and Child Studies. All specialisations prioritize the students’ academic education.

The master programme in Education and Child Studies is an academic programme that focuses on the link between theory, research and practice. Students are taught to seek evidence-based solutions to problems occurring in child rearing and education. Students choose a specialisation from the start. All specialisations have one course in common, a course on the practice of empirical research. The rest of the year you will spend deepening your scientific knowledge in the field of your choice. You will fulfil an internship and complete your master's project in which you will undertake your own research and prepare a written report of this research project.... [-]


MSc Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The aim of this programme is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies and related disciplines. [+]

The aim of the research master’s programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is to promote the scientific development of young academics on the path to becoming independent researchers within education and child studies and related disciplines.

Graduates are able to design, conduct and evaluate applied scientific research, and in doing this can make the link between (clinical) practice and science.

The programme Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies is designed in such a way that it can explicitly serve as preparatory training for a PhD position. The programme also offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of social work and youth care, which meets society’s need for academics who are trained in evidence-based clinical assessment and treatment for children and families with psychological problems.... [-]


MS in Early Childhood Studies (Competency-Based)

Walden University
Online Part time 2 years September 2019 USA USA Online

Gain the skills to prepare for leadership roles in learning environments for all children. [+]

Gain the skills to prepare for leadership roles in learning environments for all children. Earn an MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership through Tempo Learning® by Walden, our custom-paced, competency-based education option. Through this online, non-licensure program you can:

Deepen your understanding of child development and learning. Expand your knowledge of effective programs and services. Enhance your ability to link issues of equity and inclusion to how students learn and grow. Explore real-world issues to gain practical, in-demand skills and expertise.

The program is in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution. NCATE accreditation is a recognized standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education.... [-]


MS in Early Childhood Studies (Course Based)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA USA Online + 1 more

Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies program. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theories in early childhood, and gain the practical skills needed to create environments where children learn and grow. [+]

Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies program. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theories in early childhood, and gain the practical skills needed to create environments where children learn and grow. Choose from specializations that can prepare you to work as an administrator in child care programs or centers, impact public policy, teach fellow early childhood educators, or educate diverse populations more effectively.

Specializations Administration, Management, and Leadership Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education ... [-]

Master in in Early Childhood Education: Birth-Grade 2

Mercy College
Online Full time September 2019 USA Dobbs Ferry New York Yorktown Heights USA Online + 2 more

Teach infants, toddlers and young children about the world Influence a young child’s growth, development and learning with our M.S. in Early Childhood Education: Birth-Grade 2. [+]

Early childhood is a critical period in human development. Influencing a young child's growth, development, and learning during this stage has lifelong implications. Early childhood professionals can find their work deeply fulfilling as they witness children say their first words, paint their first pictures or learn to write their names.

At Mercy College, the 39-credit Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2, prepares teacher candidates and early childhood professionals for New York State certification. Coursework, field experiences and clinical practice, such as student teaching, help candidates for a career in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education candidates can pursue multiple certificates:... [-]


Master in Childhood Education, Grade 1-6

Mercy College
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Dobbs Ferry New York Yorktown Heights USA Online + 3 more

Prepare to teach in an elementary school classroom, Grades 1-6 Learn what it will take to become a teacher and make an impact on your students. [+]

The 36-credit Master of Science in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6, leads to either initial or professional certification.

Placement in the initial or Advanced Teacher program is determined by a candidate's undergraduate preparation and teaching experience. The Advanced Teacher program is open to teacher education candidates who are currently working as teachers of record in private, parochial or charter schools and are seeking both a graduate degree and initial certification or those who were certified at the undergraduate level. A minimum of one year's teaching experience as the teacher of record is required.

Candidates who do not yet have appropriate experience at both the lower and upper-grade levels covered by their prospective certification areas will fulfill this requirement by completing 20 days of supervised student teaching in each area of certification they are seeking. To qualify, professional candidates must also have completed three years of teaching in the area of the certificate.... [-]