Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education
The only graduate program in the Chicago area that blends the disciplines of early childhood education and special education, this innovative program prepares you to make a significant difference in the lives of young children with disabilities.
You’ll complete challenging hands-on field experiences and establish strong, collaborative relationships with children and their families. You’ll build learning partnerships with seasoned professionals in the field and integrate course work and field experiences within all your classes. And you’ll learn to integrate a family-centered philosophy into your work.
This is a 37-hour, two-year program. Classes are held on weekday evenings to accommodate your busy schedule. In small classes, you’ll work closely with your cohort members in classroom and study projects, and you’ll help one another maintain a sense of progress and achievement. And you’ll work face-to-face with a dedicated faculty advisor to create the schedule of courses that best fits your academic and professional goals.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association accredits all graduate programs at Elmhurst College.
The program does not require the submission of graduate examination scores.
International Student Requirements:
In addition to the standard application materials, students from outside the United States must also submit the following:
- An official evaluation in English by a foreign credentials agency of all university transcripts (along with copies of the transcripts themselves).
- Proof of English proficiency, as evidenced by a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based and a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999