Erikson Institute

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education


451 North LaSalle Street

Chicago, IL 60654

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

Designed especially for early childhood educators with at least three years of post-baccalaureate experience, Erikson's new online master of science degree in early childhood education helps you do what you love to do, and do it better. This two-year program gives you a deeper understanding of how children grow and learn and of the role their families, communities, and culture play in their development and success. It offers you membership in a community of practice where you can: integrate and apply critical child development theory to your work as an educator; develop and refine advanced practice skills; and identify and focus on the aspects of education that matter most to you - as a teacher, a curriculum coordinator, or a director/principal.


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

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have Bachelor’s Degree with 2.75 minimum GPA; minimum 3 years full-time, post-baccalaureate experience in early childhood settings; and 3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a current or recent supervisor.

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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