Online Master of Science in Early Childhood Education

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Accelerate your career while enjoying the flexibility of an online Master’s degree program in early childhood education.

In this program, designed for early childhood professionals, you will gain a deeper understanding of how children age 8 and younger grow and learn, and how their families, communities, culture, and the broader early childhood systems affect their development and success.

You can choose from seven concentrations: Bilingual/ESL, Cross-Concentration, Early Childhood STEM, Language and Literacy, Leadership and AdvocacySocial and Emotional Learning, and Special Education.

Applicants can also apply for Erikson Institute scholarships and grants. Learn more about financial aid and scholarships on our Financial Aid page.

Erikson Institute has partnered with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity to provide an entitled application route for many of its certificate and degree programs. You can refer to the concentration page for any applicable details.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure. If you are looking for a program that leads to an initial teaching license, consider our on-campus program.


Explore your master’s degree concentration options

In addition to our general program, students can select an Online M.S. in Early Childhood Education concentration that best meets their goals. The curriculum and field placements are tailored to the concentration you choose.