Erikson Institute

M.S. in Early Childhood Education leading to teacher licensure


451 North LaSalle Street

Chicago, IL 60654

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Early Childhood Education leading to teacher licensure

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Erikson offers the Master of Science in early childhood education for two distinct groups of students: 1. Students who are seeking initial early childhood (type 04) certification 2. Currently certified teachers who wish to carry their teaching to the next level. Both programs provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of child development in addition to specialized courses in early childhood education. For teachers and teacher candidates who are interested in working with English language learners, both programs offer the option of specializing in and seeking state approval in early childhood Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language education.


Erikson Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association

International Student Requirements:

Proof of English language proficiency is required. Applicants must receive a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam as well as minimum score of 6.0 on the academic reading and academic writing sections of the IELTS.

Facts & Figures

Loans Offered: Federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS loans are available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and eligible non-residents. Applicants may apply for federal loans by completing the FAFSA. Erikson Code: G35103

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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