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A graduate school without walls, Erikson offers a variety of degree and certificate programs that delivers a rich student experience on campus and online. As a small school, we treat our students with care from admission through graduation and beyond. Recognized for our groundbreaking work in the field of early childhood, we specialize in preparing child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children, families, and their communities. You can help shape your own education and further your career with a degree from Erikson Institute.
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Our flagship degree offers the best possible preparation for professional and leadership roles in a range of disciplines that serve children or families.
Understand how the law impacts young children and their families with this dual degree in partnership with Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center.
Designed for certified child life specialists, our online master’s will help students grow their expertise in leadership and advocacy in child life fields.
Prepare to become a licensed teacher of children from birth through second grade — but with the deep knowledge of child development and reflective practice for which Erikson is known.
Designed for practicing educators, our online master’s deepens your understanding of early childhood education and forever changes how you think of and interact with the young children in your classroom. Choose from six concentrations: Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL, Early Childhood Language and Literacy, Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy, Special Education, Early Childhood STEM, or Social and Emotional Learning.
Advocate for and address the complex needs of children, youth, and families with a unique, developmentally informed Master of Social Work.