24 months
732 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
732 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
505 USD/credit 11362 USD/year
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The Early Childhood - Inclusive Education degree from Portland State University is a fully online, interdisciplinary program focused on inclusive education for young children, birth through age 8, and their families. Engage in early childhood courses reflecting an inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, framed by the pursuit of equity.

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Graduates understand how to implement an inclusive approach, guided by a commitment to anti-bias education. This non-licensure program allows you to complete at your own pace, typically in two years, with a focus on one of the following specializations: Infant Toddler Mental Health, Constructivism, Early Childhood Special Education, or a Distributed Pathway.


Graduates of the Early Childhood - Inclusive Education degree from Portland State University advance as leaders in their field. Graduates immerse themselves in inclusive early childhood programs, including preschools, infant/toddler classrooms, public programs, and Head Start centers. Other graduates have pursued careers in mental health, curriculum development, teacher mentorship, and a range of social and community organizations serving families.

Our graduates work as:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • K-2 Teachers (this program does not offer state teacher licensure) 
  • Pedagogical Leads and Directors
  • State-level specialist and coordinators
  • Home Visitors and Home Visitor Supervisors
  • Faculty and professional development coordinators

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Development & Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Inclusive Education
  • Social Justice & Transformative Practice in Early Childhood Inclusive Education
  • Constructivist Curriculum: Big Ideas in Early Childhood Education
  • Young Child as a Scientist
  • Educational Rights and Inclusive Environments in Early Childhood
  • Infant Toddler Mental Health
  • Family Guided Early Intervention

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH



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General requirements

To be considered for admissions in the MS/MA in Early Childhood: Inclusive Education, 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11362 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 505 USD per credit during 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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