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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University Master's Degree in Special Educational Needs and Early Care

VIU - Universidad Internacional de Valencia
Online 1 year April 2019 Spain Valencia

As a professional in the educational field you must have knowledge of early attention and special educational needs, so that, thanks to your performance, you can compensate the possible inequalities of entry and permanence in the educational system of the students. [+]

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As a professional in the educational field you must have knowledge of early attention and special educational needs, so that, thanks to your performance, you can compensate the possible inequalities of entry and permanence in the educational system of the students.

Definition of the University Master's Degree in Special Educational NeedsThe objective of this Master's Degree in Special Educational Needs and Early Care is to train professionals of neuroeducation (fusion between the sciences of education and neurosciences), a discipline that will allow you to know the neurocognitive processes of learning and teaching and thus be able to carry out the tasks of attention, reinforcement, support and adaptation of the materials of students with special educational needs. By taking this program you will be able to organize the environment so that the student can develop in an integral way and coordinate their action with those of all the agents involved in the education of the minors.What makes this Master's Degree in Special Educational Needs and Unique Early Care?Creation of prevention and intervention programs.Design of reinforcement tasks, support and adaptation of materials for students.Use of ICT to promote the student's teaching-learning process.Global vision that allows the full development of the student Acquisition of the competences for the exercise of the teaching profession as a neuroeducadorActing as a social agent that will allow entry, inclusion and permanence of students.Face-to-face practices in educational and specialized centers.Professional outings... [-]

professional master cue - child education

Campus Universitario Europeo
Online Full time Part time 6 months September 2019 Spain Marbella A Coruña Madrid + 3 more

Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life from birth to puberty.The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age (infants) and the first state of a thing after [+]

CUE Professional Master - Early Childhood Education Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life since are born until puberty. The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age (Infants) and the first state of a thing after birth or foundation (for example, "Childhood of an institution"). During this period it will be vital insight into the necesidas and obligations from the smallest to offer an education and a series of essential values for proper physical and emotional development. Through CUE get the tools needed to be the best guide during this period of growth.

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To whom is it addressed?

- Psychologists, masestros, monitories, etc. - Students of magisterium, pedagogy, psychology, special education - Poricultoras - Persons interested in working in the field of Education and childcare ... [-]


Master of Education (MED/ALTA) Early Childhood (Online)

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Online Full time Part time 21 months September 2019 USA Montgomery + 1 more

This online program is designed so you can keep your day job and complete your master’s degree at the same time. ASU offers certification and non-certification options for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program. [+]

Passionate. Committed. Ready to Make a Difference.

Do these words describe you? Our Master of Education program prepares you to enlighten and make a difference in young lives with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. If you want to build upon your skills, this online program is designed for you – allowing you to earn your degree while still working. ASU offers certification and non-certification options for both concentrations in the online Master of Education program. This online program is designed so you can keep your day job and complete your master’s degree at the same time. ASU offers certification and non-certification options for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program. With a focus on instructional strategies for young children as well as psychology and technology, this program prepares candidates for positions in Pre-K through Grade 3 in public (and private) schools. Alabama, along with Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, and Louisiana in the South is among the 18 states that received a total of $224 million in development grants specifically for high-quality pre-school programs in urban, suburban, and rural communities*. There has never been a better time for educators to earn their master’s degrees as there is expected to be an increase in both the need for quality teachers and new facilities. *source: alabamaschoolreadiness.org... [-]


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

Alabama State University
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Montgomery + 1 more

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 an 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.... [-]


Masters of Education in Child Studies

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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.... [-]


PGCE

University of Winchester
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2019 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.... [-]


Master Degree in Childhood Education

Five Towns College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New York

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. [+]

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 remunerable 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?... [-]


Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Park University
Campus September 2019 USA Kansas City Parkville

The Master of Education program, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, is designed to provide advanced coursework on topics specific to working with young children, birth through grade three. The Master of Education degree, with Early Childhood emphasis, assumes a strong, current background in the principles of early childhood education, child growth and development, curriculum, teaching strategies, assessment, working with families and community, and advocacy. [+]

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

The Master of Education program, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, is designed to provide advanced coursework on topics specific to working with young children, birth through grade three. The Master of Education degree, with Early Childhood emphasis, assumes a strong, current background in the principles of early childhood education, child growth and development, curriculum, teaching strategies, assessment, working with families and community, and advocacy. The degree is not designed to provide coursework for certification in early childhood education.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited foreign institution. The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission if they provide an acceptable GRE or GMAT score taken within the past five years of application date, or meet other requirements per the program director’s discretion. In some circumstances, a probationary status may be granted to those who do not meet minimum admission standards.Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the sole or final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission. Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit... [-]


Teaching of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education and Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the 2nd Cycle of Basic Education

Instituto Piaget
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Portugal Almada Vila Nova de Gaia + 1 more

It is the objective of this course for students to specialize for teaching in the 1st cycle of Basic Education and for teaching in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences disciplinary areas of the 2nd cycle of Basic Education. [+]

CampusAlmada / LisboaVila Nova de Gaia / PortoCourse Objectives

Specialization for teaching in the 1st cycle of basic education and for teaching in the disciplinary areas of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the 2nd cycle of Basic Education.

This master's degree aims to develop and deepen knowledge and skills related to the areas of teaching:

In the knowledge obtained at the undergraduate / graduate level, deepening and developing them technically and scientifically;In the generic competences and specific competences with a view to an innovative application, multicontextualizada, promotors of a quality education;The ability to use and integrate knowledge of their specialty, as well as transversal and multidisciplinary knowledge appropriate to their respective levels of education;In promoting citizenship, inclusion and the integral and ecological human development of all those involved in the educational process.Professional statusProfessor of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education, and Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the 2nd Cycle of Basic Education.Access to other cycles... [-]

Teaching of the 1st Cycle Basic and Portuguese Education, History and Geography in the 2nd Cycle of Basic Education

Instituto Piaget
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia

It is the objective of this course that students specialize for teaching in the 1st cycle of Basic Education and for teaching in the disciplinary areas of Portuguese and History and Geography of Portugal of the 2nd cycle of Basic Education. [+]

CampusVila Nova de Gaia / PortoCourse Objectives

Specialization for teaching in the 1st cycle of Basic Education and for teaching in the disciplinary areas of Portuguese and History and Geography of Portugal of the 2nd cycle of Basic Education.

This master's degree aims to develop and deepen knowledge and skills related to the areas of teaching:

In the knowledge obtained at the level of the 1st cycle of studies, deepening them and developing them technically and scientifically;In the generic competences and specific competences with a view to an innovative application, multicontextualizada, promotors of a quality education;The ability to use and integrate their own specialized knowledge and transversal and multidisciplinary knowledge appropriate to their respective levels of education;In promoting citizenship, inclusion and human development, integral and ecological of all those involved in the educational process.Professional statusProfessor of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education, and Professor of Portuguese, History and Geography of the 2nd Cycle of Basic EducationObtaining Diploma... [-]

Master's Degree in Early Childhood: Perspectives and Lines of Intervention (MPIN)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Palma

The purpose of the Master is to provide advanced training of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature that qualifies professionally to intervene in programs and services for children under six years of age. [+]

What does it consist of?

The purpose of the Master is to provide advanced training of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature that qualifies professionally to intervene in programs and services for children under six years of age.

Social changes (multiculturalism, new family structures ...) and current scientific advances (neurosciences, attachment theory, systemic perspective ...) require new development approaches and intervention in the first years of life.

The intervention in early childhood is key to future development and it is necessary to incorporate promotion and support services, favoring prevention programs and detection of risk situations.

Early childhood theory and research have much to contribute to the development of community policies and practices, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and the training of people responsible for early childhood care.... [-]


MSSc in Child Studies

Linköping University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2  September 2019 Sweden Linköping

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. [+]

The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families.

The programme is hosted by the internationally renowned research department in Cchild Sstudies at Linköping University, which has conducted research in child and childhood studies since 1988. The teachers on the programme are active researchers, which guarantees that cutting-edge knowledge is presented in all courses.... [-]


Master in Early Childhood Education

James Madison University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 USA Harrisonburg

The Early Childhood Education Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) prepares college graduates to become professional early childhood teachers who provide developmentally-appropriate programming for children in educational settings. [+]

The Early Childhood Education Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) prepares college graduates to become professional early childhood teachers who provide developmentally-appropriate programming for children in educational settings.Candidates are prepared to:

Make effective decisions about curriculum and instructional methods based on an understanding of the whole child, child development theory and research on best practices. Interact and communicate effectively with young children. Assess children's growth and development using multiple data sources. Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with parents/families, school personnel and the broader community. Engage other professionals, colleagues and administrators in support of children as members of a learning community. ... [-]

Master in Interventions in Childhood

Jönköping University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Sweden Jönköping

The Master’s program 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 program 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 program 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 life beyond what is provided to all children. The program 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 program 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.... [-]


Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Joensuu

The two-year International Master's Degree Program 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. [+]

MASTER IN EARLY LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

The two-year International Master's Degree Program 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 general strength of the program 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 program facilitates gaining a multicultural view on educational issues and sharing personal/collective experience in intercultural settings. The program prepares its students to effectively tackle challenges and possibilities arising from the globalization, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity.... [-]