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Early Childhood Education

DePaul University

M.Ed.
24 months
Duration
655 USD/credit
655 USD/credit
655 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

Earn your Early Childhood Education MA/MEd from DePaul University, and you’ll learn creative ways to offer safe, nurturing and stimulating play environments that help young children learn and grow.

Overview

Early childhood educators teach in urban and suburban preschools, public and private elementary schools, child development centers, daycare centers and Head Start programs. They also work as educational consultants and home daycare providers.

The programme

In the Early Childhood Education program from DePaul University you have the option to pursue an initial Illinois Teaching License (PEL) with an Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3) endorsement and an Early Childhood Special Education approval. If you are already a licensed teacher, you can add an Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3) endorsement and Early Childhood Special Education approval to your PEL. You’ll also be qualified for the ECE Gateway credential.

Classes meet on the Lincoln Park Campus, online, or a hybrid of both. The program can be completed in two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child Growth And Development
  • Language Development Of The Young Child
  • Child And Family In The Urban Community
  • Functional Behavior Assessment: Positive Behavioral Support And Intervention Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended, Online

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

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.
96
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).
7.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisors or academic references)
  • Personal statement that briefly explains your reasons for wanting to become a licensed educator of young children (i.e., birth through third grade.) In your rationale, include how you envision working with young children, their families and their communities. Use any specific experiences or events that have shaped your thinking to clarify or illustrate your points (minimum 750 words).
  • $40 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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