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:
- Infant-Toddler Mental Health
- Early Childhood Special Education
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
- Apply before
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- Fully structured
- No Attendance
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
DisciplinesEducation Teaching Early Childhood Education View 51 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United States
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.
International601 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 601 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National280 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 280 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!