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Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed and Curriculum and Instruction (MS)

Portland State University

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24 months
Duration
601 USD/credit
280 USD/credit
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About

This is a non-licensure program focused on young children, birth through age 8. Our courses offer constructivist and hands-on experiences so field work and a connection to young children in school is essential to completing our program.

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Overview

Themes: Equity, diversity, social justice and Inclusion. Graduates leave with a deep understanding of practical strategies, curriculum and culture and are prepared to be leaders in early childhood communities.Study abroad: Explore early childhood centers, preprimary schools, and infant-toddler centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Study tour trips can be arranged.Summer Intensives: Learn about constructivist curriculum "big ideas": making learning visible, ecology, and reuse materials through our optional summer intensive at the Helen Gordon Center.Faculty: Faculty in the Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education departments are recognized for their commitment to innovative instruction, research and cross-departmental collaboration. Learn current theories and research from experts in the field.Whether you want to work with young children; advance to teacher leadership; build Head Start programs, preprimary schools, and infant/toddler centers; or provide other early childhood services, this master's degree will provide a strong background for your professional growth and development.This unique interdisciplinary master's program combines the strength and expertise of two departments, and allows you to specialize in one of three critical areas:

  • Constructivism
  • Infant-Toddler Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Special Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
  • Child Development in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
  • Issues in Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
  • Action Research Proposal
  • Action Research Implementation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admissions in the MS/MA in Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed and Curriculum and Instruction, candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with:

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 OR
  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (a minimum of 9 credits).

Experience working with young children and/or families is highly valued. We look for:

  • One or more years of work or volunteer experience in early childhood or related programs OR
  • Related fieldwork/practicum experience through a college program

Candidates must meet Portland State University's graduate level English language proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    601 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 601 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 280 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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