The Erikson curriculum provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to child development and early childhood education. You will take a carefully designed,
preset sequence of courses that complements and builds upon previous and concurrent courses while incorporating opportunities for professional practice and self-reflection.
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Show all M.S. in Child Development M.S. in Child Development and M.S.W. (Dual Degree) M.S. in Child Development with Administration Specialization M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Specialization M.S. in Child Development with Children with Special Needs Specialization M.S. in Child Development with Children’s Law and Policy Specialization M.S. in Child Development with Infancy & Administration Specialization M.S. in Child Development with Infancy Specialization M.S. in Child Development with Infancy Specialization and M.S.W. (Dual Degree) M.S. in Child Development/M.J. in Children’s Law and Policy (Dual Degree) M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Online) M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Initial Teaching Licensure M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License & Bilingual/ESL Endorsement M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License & Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval M.S. in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual/ESL Specialization (Online) Master of Social Work Bilingual/English as a Second Language Certificate Program (Online) Infant Mental Health Certificate Program Infant Specialist Certificate Program Online infant specialist courses Ph.D. in Child Development A308 – Administration of Early Childhood Programs I: Leadership, Management and Community Relations A309 – Administration of Early Childhood Programs II: Legal and Financial Aspects B402 – Language Development in New Language Learners B404 – Assessment of New Language Learners B405 – Emergent Literacy with New Language Learners B406 – Methods and Materials for Teaching New Language Learners I B407 – Methods and Materials for Teaching New Language Learners II: Reflective Practice B416 – Methods and Materials for Teaching New Language Learners C413 – Adult Education and Supervision C414 – Working with Adults: Collaboration and Supervision C440 & C441 – Internship and Tutorial I and II C450 & C451 – Integrative Seminar I and II C470 – Child Life: History, Theory, Research, and Scope C471 – Child Life: Methods, Advocacy, and Professional Issues C490 – Research Methods Children’s Law and Policy Specialization Courses E421 – Human Development I: Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Childhood E460 – Proseminar in Applied Child Development E477 – Seminar on Children at Risk E479 – Seminar on Learning and Teaching: Linking Theory and Research to Practice E481 – Seminar on Social and Cultural Contexts E482 – Designing, Developing, and Evaluating Early Childhood Intervention Programs E485 – Research Internship E486 – Teaching Internship E489 – Special Topics F412 – History of Social Welfare and Social Policy F415 – Children, Families and the Law F423 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment F436 – Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups F438 – Working with Children with Special Needs and Diverse Abilities and Their Families I370 – Foundations of Infant Mental Health I370 – Foundations of Infant Mental Health I371 – Infant Observation I372 – Infant Mental Health Practice: Developmental Intervention I373 – Clinical Seminar in Infant Mental Health I374 – Developmental Assessment Institute I375 – Infant Mental Health Practice: Parent/Child Relationships I376 – Infant Mental Health Internship I390 – Infant/Toddler Growth and Development: Typical and Atypical I391 – Family Studies I393 – Designing Quality Child Care for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families I394 and I395 – Internship and Seminar I and II K410 – Introduction to Developmentally-Informed Social Work K420 – Research Methods K421 – Human Development I K422 – Human Development II K426 – Development of Cognition, Language, and Play I: Cognitive Development K427 – Development of Cognition, Language, and Play II: Language Development K430 – Working with Individuals, Families, and Groups I K431 – Collective Action for Social Justice K432 – Family and Culture K433 – Working with Individuals, Families and Groups II K434 – Children, Family, and the Law K435 – Biopsychosocial Problems K436 – Advanced Practice with Parents and Children K437 – Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice K438 – Working with Families and Children with Diverse Abilities K439 – Social Policy and Advocacy K440 & K442 – Foundation Field Instruction I & II K441 & K443 – Foundation Supervision Seminar I & II K450 & K452 – Advanced Field Instruction I & II K451 & K453 – Advanced Supervision Seminar I & II, Children and Families K454 – Advanced Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Adults M.J. in Children’s Law and Policy Courses (18 credits) PHD – 3 additional Loyola courses PHD – 3 Loyola courses: Research design and statistics S410 – Curricular and Instructional Methods in Early Childhood Special Education S411 – Family and Professional Collaboration in Early Childhood Special Education S412 – Assessment of Infants and Preschool-aged Children with Disabilities/Developmental Delay S413 – Communication and Language Development and Disabilities T404 – Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings: Science and Social Studies T405 – Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Settings: Reading and Writing T406 – Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Settings: Mathematics T408 – Foundations of American Schooling and Bilingual Education T409 – Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Settings: Reading and Writing for Bilingual and English Language Learners T412 – Preschool Curricular Approaches in Diverse and Inclusive Settings T414 – Key Concepts in Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines for the Early Childhood Curriculum T430 – History of Schooling and Curriculum for Pre-K to Grade 3 Programs T431 – Key Concepts for the Pre-K to Grade 3 Curriculum: The Role of Content Knowledge in Teaching and Learning T432 – Advanced Methods of Teaching and Learning across the Pre-K to Grade 3 Curriculum T438 – Children with Special Needs and Diverse Abilities T446 and T447 – Internship, Student Teaching, and Tutorial I and II T456 – Integrative Seminar: Classroom Management and Instructional Techniques in Diverse and Inclusive Settings I T457 – Integrative Seminar: Classroom Management and Instructional Techniques in Diverse and Inclusive Settings II T460 – Advanced Teaching Methods T461 – Assessment for Classroom Teachers T461 – Assessment for Classroom Teachers T462 – Assessment of New Language Learners T466 and T467 – Proseminar for Teacher Candidates I and II T470, T471 and T472 – Integrative Seminar: Leadership in Early Childhood Education I, II and III T480 and T481 – Integrative Seminar: Directed Action Research in Diverse Early Education Settings I and II W005 – Academic Writing Preparation W006 – Writing Tutorial I
W007 – Writing Tutorial II