Masters Programs in Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

Studies in early childhood involve education of children in preschool institutions and children studying in grades one to five. Since this is an important stage in a child’s life in terms of developing logical proficiency, learning and social skills, it is important to have highly skilled people that measure up to the task.

The masters degree program in early childhood is a post graduate degree designed for students wishing to further their education and conduct research in the area of early childhood education. A master in early childhood has the unique opportunity to shape and influence the lives of children; a stage in life when children undergo a lot of changes regarding all aspects of their lives.

Upon completion of the masters degree, the individual is deemed to have the qualification to work as a teacher; teaching children from ages one through primary school. Early childhood education has a curriculum that integrates training for both general and special needs children. Therefore, the graduates are considered ready to teach in diverse educational settings, in schools and in other community settings.

Graduates of a masters degree in early childhood are well equipped to take up job offers as: early childhood teachers, ethical leaders, decision makers, as well as practical and theoretical thinkers.

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Master Of Education In Early Childhood Education And Early Childhood Special Education – Non-Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Lead Special Education for Exceptional Young Children Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities. Step into the high demand field of early childhood special education as a graduate of this master’s degree program, equipped with best-practice pedagogy and methodologies as well as expertise in the psychosocial and familial needs of exceptional children. In addition to coursework, students complete 104 hours of field experience within birth through grade 3 classrooms, in both special and general education environments. All courses are directly aligned with national teaching standards as prescribed by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This version of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree does not lead to initial teacher licensure. This program is recommended for educators seeking to enhance their career specialization or preparing for roles that do not require certification, such as within private or parochial organizations. GCU also offers an initial licensure version... [-]

Master Of Education In Early Childhood Education And Early Childhood Special Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Specialize in the unique needs of young children with diverse learning abilities by earning the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. [+]

Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Earn Your Early Childhood Special Education Degree Specialize in the unique needs of young children with diverse learning abilities by earning the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Designed for prospective educators with a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field, this program leads to initial teacher licensure. Help meet the increased demand for skilled and certified early childhood special education professionals. This masters in early childhood special education degree program provides students with hands-on training in pedagogy and methodologies as well as in-depth study of the psychological, emotional and developmental needs of young children. All courses are directly aligned with professional teaching standards of the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Grand Canyon University also offers a non-licensure version of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Degree Outcomes Learn the Art of Early Childhood Education Gain specialized expertise in instructional methods, pedagogy, educational policy, early child health and development, and family support. This masters in early childhood special education prepares you to thrive in both general and special education environments that serve students from birth through grade 3. What You Will Learn Become an Expert in Diverse Learning Abilities Within this program, students complete 224 hours... [-]

Master Of Education In Early Childhood Education - Non-Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Improve your understanding of youth from birth to eight years old in the Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education program. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Prepare Infants to Preschoolers for Academic Success Improve your understanding of youth from birth to eight years old in the Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education program. Offered by GCU’s College of Education, this MEd in Early Childhood Education program provides an in-depth review of literacy development, child guidance and growth. Learn the concepts to enhance your teaching and learning in 21st century daycares, preschools and elementary schools. In this graduate-level program, you exercise your critical thinking skills to research child development and early interventions for birth to third graders. By implementing a rigorous curriculum under the guidance of expert faculty, we aim to refine your instructional methods using evidence-based research and applied strategies. Field experience opportunities throughout your Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program expose you to working with diverse age groups and youth of varying developmental stages and intellect. Degree Outcomes Learn the Skills of Effective Early Childhood Education In the MEd in Early Childhood Education program, you develop the foundation for early learning. Reviewing research on child development and growth provides the fundamentals for teaching and offers ways to gauge mastery of milestones. Examine child guidance and activity during internship experiences in multiple classroom settings to support your learning of teaching and assessment methods. What You Will Learn Study Curriculum for Early Childhood Education In this early childhood education degree program, you... [-]

Master Of Education In Early Childhood Education - Initial Teacher Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Develop the learning journey for youth from birth to eight years old in the Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education program. [+]

Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Education Overview Prepare Infants to Preschoolers for Academic Success Develop the learning journey for youth from birth to eight years old in the Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education program. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) College of Education, this masters in early childhood education program provides a wide-ranging teaching focus. Research child development and early interventions for children from birth to pre-K, and master the knowledge needed for your K-3 teaching licensure. This masters degree in early childhood education is ideal for career changers and other individuals passionate about the field of education. Learn concepts to introduce you to teaching and learning in the 21st century. At GCU, numerous opportunities are provided to apply your learning. Field experience and student teaching components throughout your program expose you to diverse age groups and working with youth of varying developmental states and intellect. Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU. If you are enrolled in the MEd early childhood program, you are required to complete eight weeks of student teaching in a birth to pre-K setting and eight weeks in a K-3 grade setting. Degree Outcomes Learn the Skills of Effective Early Childhood Education In the masters degree in early childhood education program, you focus on topics to help young minds develop the foundation for early learning. You review research on child development and growth... [-]

Master in Pre-Primary Education

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. Programme description The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). The study specialisation is drafted for pre-primary teachers qualified preparation with emphasis on pre-school curriculum development with respect to the specific conditions of the pre-primary institution taking into consideration the specialities and needs of pre-primary children in the pedagogic-psychological context and with emphasis on pedagogical diagnostics and special-pedagogical with applying the inclusive education principles and preprimary institution management in accord with the current trends in the pre-education field. Graduate profile The graduate is trained to: do the profession of a teacher at ordinary kindergartens and in kindergartens for children with special education needs. All this with emphasis on the process of managing and methodology in the concept of current pre-primary curriculum, to draft school curriculum in accord with the conditions and need of an individual preprimary institution, to cooperate on creating the conditions for development of own kindergarten education path, to work in accord with the current trends in education; In accord with pre-primary curriculum, the graduate is ready: to create, manage and implement the process of education activities and conditions progress evaluation implemented within a pre-primary education institution, to implement acquired knowledge as a part of a feedback not only considering himself (self-reflection) but also considering the other kinder garden teachers, to manage the pedagogical process implemented within the whole kinder garden on purpose, to... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education

Alabama State University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The major objective of the area of Early Childhood Education is to provide a continuum of preparation for students originating in liberal studies (General Studies) who are subsequently admitted to professional education in a diverse program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree and qualifications for State Teacher Certification. [+]

The major objective of the area of Early Childhood Education is to provide a continuum of preparation for students originating in liberal studies (General Studies) who are subsequently admitted to professional education in a diverse program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree and qualifications for State Teacher Certification. Prospective teachers complete coursework emphasizing a scientific knowledge base and the application of developmental principles and social contextual assumptions leading toward each prospective teacher’s quality educational practice. Studies include emphasis on development and learning including the influential role of parents, appreciation of fine arts, the necessity of expanded language skills and advocacy for families and children. Teacher candidate programs emphasize quality in academic preparation and proficiency in demonstrating teacher’s knowledge, skills and dispositions. Each prospective teacher has early field experiences in an array of early childhood education programs that include private nursery schools (corporate Day Care Centers), Montessori schools, child development centers (ASU, AUM), public elementary schools through Grade 3 and public and private local schools. Student candidates are challenged to value and demonstrate knowledge in Humanities, including Literature, Art, Music, Government, Physical and Biosciences, and Mathematics. The quality cultural resources in communities are explored including museums, zoos, local and regional theatre and a range of musical and performing arts (Alabama Symphony, local jazz and folk concerts, church-sponsored spiritual singing groups); an introduction to local and state history and architecture, and preservation of historical districts become resources for beginning teachers on all levels of preparation. Social forces that impact... [-]

Master’s degree in Primary Teacher Education

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Italy Bergamo

The course of Scienze della formazione primaria (Primary Teacher Education) lasts five years, at the end of which students would be enabled to the profession of teachers for kindergartens and primary. This means that they would not be required to follow any other enabling course to enter the national examination. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. The course of Scienze della formazione primaria (Primary Teacher Education) lasts five years, at the end of which students would be enabled to the profession of teachers for kindergartens and primary. This means that they would not be required to follow any other enabling course to enter the national examination. The course of study is part of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, but because of its interdisciplinary nature, it leverages the expertise of all the other departments of our universities and those of leading experts in the world of school. The study program is not very different from that of other venues offering the SFP course, as it is regulated by the national law. The differentiating factor in our course will be the intense activity that will be carried out in collaboration with schools. Most of the courses will require students to join classes to see what really happens in the classroom, and to reflect on the experience observed scientifically. Furthermore, all of our students will have to study or attend internships abroad in specially affiliated institutions. Our course of study will pay particular attention to non-graduate teachers, who have been already working for multiple years and now wish to perfect their training, acquiring the degree. Their professional experience will be recognized for the purpose of the course and the internship will take place at their own places of employment. The non-graduate teachers who subscribe to our course will also act as tutors... [-]

Masters of Education in Child Studies

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Nashville

The M.Ed. in Child Studies program offers an interdisciplinary degree through the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Building upon Peabody College’s long tradition of excellence, the program is designed to train knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in a range of fields related to child and adolescent development. [+]

The M.Ed. in Child Studies program offers an interdisciplinary degree through the Department of Psychology and Human Development. Building upon Peabody College’s long tradition of excellence, the program is designed to train knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in a range of fields related to child and adolescent development. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to integrate research, theory, and practice. The 36-hour program consists of 12-18 credit hours of Core Curriculum Coursework and 18-24 credit hours of Elective Coursework that are individually tailored to each student’s personal interests and professional goals. The program offers traditional classroom preparation alongside hands-on Practicum Experiences or Research Mentorships, which are integrated into the program of studies. All students choose to complete one of two tracks. The Applied Professional Track is well-suited for students who are interested in working directly with children and families in practitioner roles (e.g., Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Child Life Specialists, Youth and Family Program Developers). The Empirical Research Track is designed for students who are interested in enrolling eventually in doctoral programs (e.g., Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. in Clinical, Counseling, Developmental, Educational, or Cognitive Psychology) or pursuing careers in research. Both options require that students become skilled in integrating the most current child development research and theory with effective practice in professional or academic settings. Within each track, additional Areas of Concentration (e.g., Child and Family Services, Clinical Psychology, Poverty and Intervention, etc.) allow for further specialization. The degree culminates in a comprehensive exam that reflects all coursework completed and is directly... [-]

Master in Interventions in Childhood

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children. The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood offers an interdisciplinary education to provide effective interventions for children in need of support for their development, learning and functioning in everyday lifebeyond what is provided to all children. The programme is based on an ecological perspective on child development, learning, and functioning. A critical perspective focusing on the individual, the environment, and their interrelationship, is emphasized. The programme addresses everyday life situations of children in various settings, including family, preschool/school, hospital, and community, and the connection between research and practical everyday work is stressed. The programme is open for international and domestic students. It is closely connected to the CHILD (Children-Health-Intervention-Learning- Development) research programme at the Schools of Education and Communication and Health and Welfare at Jönköping University and associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research SIDR). The programme is designed to provide students with a good background for doctoral education, and for leadership roles in early childhood education and care, school-systems, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child healthcare, social services or other child related organizations. Interventions in Childhood is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme. Degree 1 year, 60 credits or 2 year 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Child Studies and specialization in Disability Sciences, Health and Caring... [-]

Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Joensuu

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) is offered jointly by the University... [+]

Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

 

The two-year International Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) prepares students to teach foreign languages to children. Special emphasis is laid on early age intercultural communication competence. The overall number of available study places is 10.

 

The general strength of the programme is generated by its didactics and methodology relying upon a balanced combination of theory and practice to be used in a future work as a teacher or educator. The programme facilitates gaining a multicultural view on educational issues and sharing personal/collective experience in intercultural settings. The programme prepares its students to effectively tackle challenges and possibilities arising from the globalisation, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity. The curriculum is composed of the following three study modules: ORIENTATION STUDIES (5 ECTS) This section includes introductory courses that provide students with skills needed for starting his/her studies in the University of Eastern Finland and this particular programme. MAJOR STUDIES (95 ECTS) Major Studies include methodological studies, as well as research planning seminars. This module includes as well courses focusing on international professional communication. The content studies are oriented towards theory and practice of teaching foreign languages to young learners, current pedagogical and educational issues, innovative pedagogical solutions, as well as teaching and professional practice. OTHER STUDIES (20 ECTS) Elective Studies vary and may include any university-level courses that serve to deepen students' expertise in the field of education and intercultural competence... [-]

Master Of Arts In Education - Specialization In Curriculum And Instruction

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 Puerto Rico Carolina

Oriented teaching programs and curriculum development. The specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those who are certified teachers and have an active experience in the classroom. Graduates of these masters, develop research skills in the classroom, teamwork, use of technology and design and curriculum review and evaluation. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. Oriented teaching programs and curriculum development. Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction It is designed for those who are certified teachers and have an active experience in the classroom. Graduates of these masters, develop research skills in the classroom, teamwork, use of technology and design and curriculum review and evaluation. Specialization in Curriculum and Teaching: English (39 credits). Early education (39 credits). Special education * (39 credits). [-]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education. [+]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education. The curriculum is designed to address the challenges of early childhood special education, primarily through the earliest possible intervention with children and their families as a means of prevention and social inclusion; comprehensive analysis of the context of each individual situation; an interdisciplinary approach; a network system primarily focused on working with families; and a solid theoretical background that allows students to assess institutional and individual projects, the methods employed and the criteria for evaluating implemented measures. Curriculum Theory (18Credits) : Inclusive education Parent-professional cooperation Early childhood education and atypical development Practice (18Credits) : Internship focused on the child and its family Internship focused on “child and community” Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods Integration seminar (18Credits) : Networks and resources Awareness of specific education contexts and situations Reflexive practice and decentring Research preparation (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange... [-]

Masters in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

University of South Carolina Upstate
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spartanburg

USC Upstate Masters Degrees are conveniently set up in a COHORT design, making it more accessible to in-service teachers in the upstate. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. USC Upstate Masters Degrees are conveniently set up in a COHORT design, making it more accessible to in-service teachers in the upstate. The Early childhood program is a 36-hour program designed to be completed in two years with the majority of the coursework offered in the summer terms. M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education suggested sequence of courses. KEY REASONS TO JOIN USC Upstate COHORT Increase student achievement by honing your professional knowledge and skill. Develop a professional community of support and camaraderie with teachers in your cohort. Refine those particular teacher characteristics required for National Board Certification. Earn your Masters Degree in two years while continuing your job. Increase your salary. Graduate Programs Application Process USC Upstate currently offers graduate courses for those seeking: Early Childhood Master of Education Degree Elementary Master of Education Degree Special Education Visual Impairment Master of Education Degree Recertification/Professional Development Courses in Education ESOL (teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Courses for Add-on Certification Add-on Certification in ECE, ELEM, ML, and VI [-]

PGCE

University of Winchester
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Winchester

Established in 1840 as a teacher training college, the University of Winchester has built on this history with high quality and innovative teacher education programmes. This PGCE Primary programme trains students to teach in the 5-11 age range. The programme experience is intensive yet intellectually stimulating - it involves high levels of active participation and personal and professional commitment, enabling the development of thoughtful and high quality entrants to the teaching profession. The PGCE Primary is a postgraduate professional programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) leading to the award of either Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with Masters level credits) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, both including the recommendation of the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme is organised around six modules and includes school experience placements. [+]

The PGCE Primary prepares students to teach across the age ranges of 5-11 (full-time or part-time route). Students undertake studies in all elements of primary education; they extend their knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high quality teaching. These areas of understanding and skill are then applied to classroom practice during two school experience placements. Full-time study is arranged to be consistent with the primary school year and starts with a pre-programme 15 days in school/s arranged by the student. Students are provided with a handbook to guide these pre-programme observations and activities. The part-time route involves a substantial amount of blended/e-learning, for which access to a home computer and the Internet is essential. Students arrange an additional 22 self-directed days in school during their programme. Please note, although part-time students undertake the taught elements on a part-time basis, school placements are usually undertaken on a full-time basis. Teaching placements are predominantly in Hampshire primary schools, but this geographical area often extends to Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Surrey. Students also have the opportunity to take one of their placements in East London or the Isle of Wight. Students with suitable pre-programme experience may take one placement in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting. All students are allocated a personal tutor to support them in their progress through the programme. Progress is tracked both academically and in terms of the Teachers' Standards (Department for Education 2012), which are... [-]

Master Degree in Childhood Education

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Long Island City

Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to [+]

Masters in Early Childhood Education. How much will this program cost me? - Tuition and fees: $40,690 - Books and supplies: $2,600 - On-campus room & board: $25,530 *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change. International Scholarships International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are renumerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level. What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. How long will it take me to complete this program? The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 2 years. *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students. [-]