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About

This is a non-licensure program focused on young children, birth through age 8. Our Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed and Curriculum and Instruction (MS) courses offered by Portland State University 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 in Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed and Curriculum and Instruction (MS) at Portland State University 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 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
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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

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

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
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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

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 OR

The ability to organize and complete volunteer and/or work experience during your time in the ECE degree program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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