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MSCD Infancy Concentration

Prepare for a career as an Early Intervention Therapist.

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Become a Specialist in the High-Demand Infant/Family Field

The role of infant/family specialist is complex. You’ll become prepared to work with infants, children and families with a range of developmental challenges.

This is a field that has greatly expanded in the past 20 years as the result of new research and understanding about the importance of the first three years of life. In response, recent legislation and policy initiatives have created an enormous demand for services for infants and their families.


Our Program is Made For You

This 41-credit hour program can be personalized to your focus on infancy.

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High Demand Skills

Gain highly sought after expertise, and sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.

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Faculty Experts

Learn from our nationally-recognized faculty and build a network of colleagues.

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Specialized Internship

Complete a two-semester internship in a setting that serves infants and their families.

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Self-Reflective Supervision Seminars

Learn resilience and healthy professional practices from experienced practitioners.

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Your Ideal Program  

Choose from a 2 year, 28-month, or 3 year programs depending on your goals.

Explore a Few of the Concentration Courses

Develop the skills to make an impact in the first three years of life.

See all infancy MSCD courses

Infant & Family Service Systems
This course is an introduction to different professional service systems that focus their work on supporting infants, toddlers and families.
Infant/Toddler Screening and Assessment
This course takes a relationship-based developmental approach to observation, screening, and assessment of children from birth through age three.
Developmental Differences in Infants 
This course is an examination of developmental and behavioral characteristics of infants and toddlers specifically when presented as veering off typical and expected trajectories.
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Hear from Our Alum

Laura Kahan
Laura Kahan
MEd 1995, Chief of Infant Development at La Rabida Children’s Hospital
“ I did a specialization in infancy while at Erikson. At La Rabida, we’re seeing more sick infants and toddlers than ever, and we are challenged to know more and more about brain development and trauma in order to provide the best care. ”
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Look Into Erikson’s Robust 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.

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Further your marketability with our Gateway to Opportunity Credential.

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 and the Infant Toddler (ITC) Credential, Level 5.

Students in the Infancy 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.

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