Early Childhood Education

Roosevelt University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
19659 USD/year
19659 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Early Childhood Education offered at the Roosevelt University prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children from birth to third grade


This intensive, field-based Early Childhood Education program offered at the Roosevelt University prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to an Illinois teaching credential.

Teaching is an immensely rewarding profession, but requires a lot of time, commitment and effort. Students can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging discussion and small group projects, and field experiences in diverse schools and classrooms.


Typically, graduates are employed as early childhood teachers serving preschool students and children in K - 2 classrooms. Occasionally, graduates choose to work in community agencies and organizations committed to serving young children and their families.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Primary Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Literacy in Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Curriculum: Infant, Toddler and Preschool
  • Early Childhood Special Education Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19659 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19659 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19659 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19659 USD per year 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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Updated over a year ago

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Early Childhood Education
Roosevelt University


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