Master of Science Programs in Early Childhood Education

Compare 5 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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MSc in Pedagogical Science and Education; children, families and schools

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Interested in youth, families and schools with multiple and complex urban problems? Become a policymaker, consultant or researcher by enrolling in the Master programme in Pedagogy and Education. [+]

Pedagogy and Education: Children, families and Schools

Master of Science (MSc) in Pedagogy and Education

Interested in youth, families and schools with multiple and complex urban problems? Become a policymaker, consultant or researcher by enrolling in the Master programme in Pedagogy and Education.

Are you interested in finding out which methods work for which children in urban schools and in classrooms with diverse student populations? Do you wonder about the impact of parenting, day-care, or social media on child development?

The specialisation of Educational Sciences includes modules that concern current scientific theories on the effectiveness of both teaching methods and schools, while the specialisation of Child & Family Studies focuses on Parenting in Contemporary Society. It includes the impact of societal changes on family functioning, like social media and the role of fathers.... [-]


Master of Science in EDUCARE - The Swedish Preschool Model

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

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. [+]

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 is spent deepening the students’ scientific knowledge in the field of their choice, doing an internship and completing a master’s project in which students carry out their own research and prepare a written report of their research project.... [-]


MSc Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies (Research)

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 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... [-]


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

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 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.... [-]