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Master's Accelerator Program - Early Childhood Education (M.Ed), M.Ed.

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Students seeking careers in early childhood education are prepared for teaching across various environments and spectrums during this Master's Accelerator Program - Early Childhood Education (M.Ed) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


In this Master's Accelerator Program - Early Childhood Education (M.Ed) from the University of Illinois at Chicago Courses include Development, Health and Wellness: Conception to age 8, Social Development of Urban Children and Political and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Special Education.

The College of Education is a community of faculty, staff, students and alumni who are determined to improve educational and life outcomes and interrupt social and economic disparities in schools and communities. 

The College of Education has worked for more than three decades to prepare activists, researchers, teachers, principals and policymakers to positively impact lives and counter poverty and racial inequality.

  • #54 in Best Education Schools — U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • 1 in 7 Chicago Public Schools students engaged with a College of Education-prepared teacher
  • $10 million in new research and outreach funding in 2017–2018

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development, Health and Wellness: Conception to Age 8 
  • Characteristics and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities 
  • Early Childhood/ECSE: Perspectives, Policy and History 

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Credits
                    32 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:


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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 3

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  • Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
                  • Official Transcripts; three letters of recommendation; personal statement addressing relevant background and experiences; Interview with program faculty

                  Tuition Fee

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                    14033 USD/semester
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                  Living costs for Chicago

                  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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