Masters Programs in Early Childhood

Compare 18 Masters Programs in Early Childhood

Early Childhood

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 – Teaching and Learning – Middle Grades

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Learn to become an effective middle-grades teacher through Liberty University Online. Liberty’s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program with a concentration in middle grades education prepares students seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those who wish to pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood. Learn to become an effective middle-grades teacher through Liberty University Online. Liberty’s Master of Education — Teaching and Learning program with a concentration in middle grades education prepares students seeking credentials for a K– 12 school position or those who wish to pursue either an Ed.S. or Ed.D. A three-credit-hour student teaching internship is required as part of the M.Ed. program and on-campus intensives may be required. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Field: Middle School Teacher Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Education Specialist (EdS)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate [+]

Take your career further, faster, by earning an Education Specialist (EdS) degree online from Walden University. Our EdS programs can prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. Join the more than 100 state teachers of the year who have chosen Walden University to obtain their education degree. With Walden’s Lifelong Learning Pathway, students in most of our PhD in Education, Doctor of Education (EdD), and Education Specialist (EdS) programs take many of the same initial courses. You can start in one of our post-master’s or doctoral programs in education and move to another degree program, which saves you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your time to degree completion. Receive dedicated support, from your first course through your capstone project. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Programs EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment EdS in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) EdS in Educational Technology EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure) EdS in Special Education (Non-Licensure ) You can work toward your degree at a speed that’s right for you. Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments. Fast Track: Take two... [-]

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. 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 process... [-]

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. [+]

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 Sciences, Special Education, or Welfare... [-]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood. 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... [-]

Master of Education (MEDF)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters February 2017 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane + 3 more

Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. [+]

Commonwealth Supported Place Further your teaching career Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. The Master of Education: aims to extend your expertise, helping you to become a leader in Education is offered completely online, giving the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime. Majors Early Childhood Guidance and Counselling Special Education TESOL Other specialisations such as a research pathway and a student-led pathway allowing you to select eight courses from the many Education postgraduate courses enables you to customise your studies to your personal and professional goals, which is available within the Masters of Education Full-Fee Paying program. A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements. Entry... [-]

Master's Degree In Early Childhood Education And Teaching Of The 1st Cycle Of Basic Education

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Pre-School Education and Training of the 1st cycle of basic education, set up under the implementation of the Bologna process, provides professional qualification for teaching in Kindergarten and 1st cycle of basic education laid down by the Law of Vocational Qualification System for Teaching in Preschool Education and Elementary and Secondary Education (Decree-Law no 79/2014 of 14 May and declaration of rectification No. 32/2014). [+]

Masters in Early Childhood. The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Pre-School Education and Training of the 1st cycle of basic education, set up under the implementation of the Bologna process, provides professional qualification for teaching in Kindergarten and 1st cycle of basic education laid down by the Law of Vocational Qualification System for Teaching in Preschool Education and Elementary and Secondary Education (Decree-Law no 79/2014 of 14 May and declaration of rectification No. 32/2014). This cycle of studies continues the training acquired in the Degree in Elementary Education and provides an approach and articulation between teaching practices in terms of the Childhood Education and the 1st cycle of basic education. In addition, to qualify for teaching these two levels, the Master takes advantage of the relevant specific training for each of them, fostering the development of an integrated professional profile, which is an added value to the education of children. [-]

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 Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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's Degree In Secondary Teacher Training, Baccalaureate And Vocational Training

University of Europe
Campus Full time April 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's Degree in Teacher Training Secondary, Baccalaureate and Vocational Training is an enabling master for the exercise of teaching in the field in the secondary stages, Vocational Training and Higher Vocational School. [+]

The Master's Degree in Teacher Training Secondary, Baccalaureate and Vocational Training it is a master enabling the exercise of teaching in the field in the secondary stages, Vocational Training and Higher Vocational School. Accreditation National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) learning outcomes This master trains graduates of any degree linked to the branches of knowledge taught in the teachings of the stages of Secondary, Baccalaureate and training cycles for the exercise of teaching. Application requirements To start the admission process for the Master, the student must submit: University degree or transcript (Bachelor or Degree). Curriculum vitae. ID on both sides. Completed application document admission. English B1 certificate or other community or language conducting free online language test [-]

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Park University
Campus September 2017 USA Kansas City

The Master of Education program, with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, is designed to provide advanced coursework on topics specific to working with young children, birth through grade [+]

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

 

The Master of Education program, with 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.

 

 

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Master of Teaching

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan

This leading edge Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree is a high status professional qualification for entry to the teaching profession. Building on the disciplinary knowledge and critical analytic skills of graduate entry students, the MTeach is designed to [+]

Master of Teaching

 

This leading edge Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree is a high status professional qualification for entry to the teaching profession. Building on the disciplinary knowledge and critical analytic skills of graduate entry students, the MTeach is designed to provide deep understanding of teaching and learning and to develop effective professional skills.  It prepares teachers to take the first step on a rewarding career path to the top of the profession.

 

Key Features

Integration of the disciplinary knowledge of graduate entry candidates with Masters level study of how to teach. Case-based instruction, lesson study, problem-based and inquiry learning, action learning and research. Emphasis on reflective practice. Practical experience in schools throughout the programme – 2 days per week in schools plus a series of Professional Practice blocks. Mentoring by experienced professionals in partner schools. Research Exercise consisting of a series of action research cycles designed to improve teaching and learning in the candidate’s major learning area. ... [-]

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood)

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Shippensburg

The Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) includes options in early childhood education. [+]

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Early Childhood Education emphasis

The Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) includes options in early childhood education. The early childhood options are designed to provide advanced knowledge in child development from birth through age eight (or 3rd grade) and at least one period of that age span: infants and toddlers, preschool and kindergarten age, and primary school (grades 1 through 3) age.

Our Emphasis

Emphasis is placed on working with young children and their families. Graduate students in the early childhood options will apply knowledge of child development, families, and best teaching practices to a variety of educational settings including public school kindergarten and primary programs, preschool programs, Head Start, child care, parenting, and family support programs.... [-]


Master of Education in Elementary and Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction)

UMaineOnline (University of Maine)
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Orono

The Master of Education program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary, middle level, and high school teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing student performance with respect to state and federal standards by focusing on the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and as an online program. A minimum of 33 credits is required. [+]

General Overview of the M.Ed. Elementary and Secondary Education – Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Concentration The Master of Education program in Elementary Education or Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for elementary, middle level, and high school teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing student performance with respect to state and federal standards by focusing on the areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and as an online program. A minimum of 33 credits is required. The College of Education and Human Development is the largest provider of undergraduate and graduate professional education programs and educational policy research in Maine. The College’s graduate programs prepare teachers and other specialists to apply research-based knowledge, field-tested experience and the latest technology to help address the changing needs of schools, colleges, children and families. As the home of statewide, regional and national research and professional development programs, the College’s work is informed and innovative. Graduate programs are designed to enrich and extend theory, practice and leadership. The hallmark of graduate work at the College is mentoring-working closely with a faculty advisor whose goal is to ensure that student programs meet unique needs. Small classes, led by widely recognized faculty, encourage debate, inquiry, and discussion based on real experiences and current issues. Flexibility is built into individual programs to allow the greatest impact in specific areas of need. This same... [-]

Master of Education - Early Childhood Education

Northcentral University (NCU)
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott Arizona + 1 more

Experienced educators construct an atmosphere that serves as a foundation for a child's health and well-being. If you have a desire to model, coach and guide young children through the first years of [+]

Master of Education - Early Childhood Education 

 

Experienced educators construct an atmosphere that serves as a foundation for a child's health and well-being. If you have a desire to model, coach and guide young children through the first years of life when social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development occur, the Early Childhood Education specialization is a great choice for you. In this specialization, you will learn to assess educational potential, create instructional programs, direct and coordinate learning activities, and manage early childhood classrooms. As an Early Childhood Education graduate, you will be prepared to pursue positions at public or private schools, daycare centers, kindergarten institutions or community colleges, such as curriculum developer, manager or administrator, early childhood consultant and early childhood case manager. BenefitsIf there’s one thing we’ve learned about our students, it’s that they are motivated and ambitious—but they are also busy! At Northcentral University, we’ve designed our education experience to work with you, not against you, so you can achieve your academic goals without sacrificing the quality, flexibility and support you need to be successful.... [-]