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Online MSECE Leadership Advocacy

OMSECE Leadership & Advocacy Focus Area

Build your leadership and advocacy skills for early learners.

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Use Your Voice to Influence Policies and Services

Position yourself as an effective and visionary early childhood leader. Develop strong skills in management, policy influence, and advocacy. Learn to reflect on and develop your leadership skills and knowledge, and advocate for what is in the best interest of young children and their families.


Our Program is Made For You

This 30-credit hour program can be personalized to your focus on leadership and advocacy.

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High Demand Skills

Sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.

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Online Convenience

24-hour online access allows you to make your own schedule.

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This concentration prepares you to seek the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education (ECE) Credential, Levels 2-5, and the Illinois Director (IDC) Credential, Level 3, through the Entitled Route.

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Capstone Project

Complete a project that builds awareness around a pressing issue, based on your professional and personal interests and needs, within the early childhood landscape.

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Your Ideal Program  

Depending on your goals, choose from a 20-month or 2 year program.

Hear from Our Faculty

Elizabeth Tertell
Liz Tertell
MEd, Focus Area Leader, Online MS in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy Focus Area
“ There is a tremendous need for early childhood education leaders who understand child development, leadership principles, and the essential legal and financial elements of leading a business. There is also a need for leaders who have a vision and the skills to advocate for continuous improvements in the services provided to young children and their families. ”
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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.

Financial Aid Options  Tuition and Fees


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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 2-5 and the Illinois Director (IDC) Credential, Level 3.

Students in the Leadership & Advocacy focus area 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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