Shape your Erikson degree based on specific interests based whether for your current career or desired professional evolution. Prepare to work with children, birth to age 8, and their families, in a wide range of non-clinical settings that can include: early childhood education and child care programs, informal education programs within museums and zoos, and early childhood research, policy and advocacy organizations.
Core CONCENTRATION HIGHLIGHTS
This 33-36 credit hour program can be personalized to focus on the areas and electives of your choice.
Gain highly sought after expertise to sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.
This concentrations prepares you to seek the Early Care and Education (ECE) Credential, Levels 2-6, through the Entitled Route.
Complete an internship with options that include direct service, informal education, applied research, and parent/ family support services.
Depending on your goals, choose from a 2 year or 3 year program.
In this core concentration, you have a choice of electives across topics such as social and emotional learning, child development, infancy, and leadership and advocacy.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS
With dozens of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, our team is here to help you make your graduate education more affordable.
Based on your unique professional goals, we can help you understand tuition and expenses, and identify possible financial support opportunities.
Erikson Institute has partnered with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity to be able to provide an entitled application route for the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education Credential, Levels 2-6.
Students in the Core Concentration may seek these additional Illinois Gateways to Opportunity credentials to help demonstrate your content knowledge, skills and experience, especially to potential employers within Illinois. The application process, timing and related costs may vary.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
The MSCD program with the Core Concentration is available both online and on campus. Online students will need to select from available online elective courses.
You will be responsible for identifying potential internship locations that could include direct service, informal education, applied research, or parent/ family support services. Erikson will support you in securing an internship with mentoring and coaching.