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Early Childhood Education

American International College

12 months
439 USD/credit 14487 USD/year
439 USD/credit 14487 USD/year
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The goals of the Early Childhood Education program from American International College, are to provide candidates with in an in-depth knowledge of research, best practices, and evidenced based strategies to prepare them for delivering appropriate instructional practices in early childhood and to children with special needs.


The Early Childhood Education program from American International College, leads to a Massachusetts Initial License. The program is in response to the nations call to make an investment in our children at the earliest stages in their lives and reduce the probability they will engage in delinquent behaviors, high failure rates, poor health and inability to become successful contributing citizens. 

The program also focuses on candidates who give children and families the tools to become resilient and practice self-regulatory behaviors.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Articulate and apply theoretical constructs and best practices to understand the characteristics of young children with and without disabilities.
  • Identify and explain the rationale and essential need for family and school partnerships to improve education, health, safety for all children.
  • Identify, analyze, select and apply appropriate assessment methods to determine growth and development of children within the school or home environment.
  • Demonstrate, implement and assess diverse instructional (including technology) and content pedagogy that addresses children with multiple needs, language barriers, developmental delays or other learning challenges.
  • Demonstrate impact of reflective practices in PreK-2 classrooms.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Theory and Practice in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Teaching Reading and Language Arts: EC, Elementary, Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
  • Multisensory Teaching of Language Skills
  • Teaching of Mathematics: Early Childhood, Elementary, Moderate Disabilities
  • Behavior Management
  • Assessment and Curriculum for Early Childhood

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit:
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 439 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 439 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1020 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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