School of Education
Master of Arts in Education
with Early Childhood
and Special Education

An online Master’s course designed for educational professionals
Degree will be conferred by European International University, (EIU-Paris)

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Program Delivery

100% Online accelerated degrees

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Time to Completion

up to 2 years

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Total credit hours

90 Credits

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Master of Arts in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education

Program Overview

Prepare for a comprehensive study and a critical understanding of the Early Childhood Studies and Education of Children with Special Needs

The Online Master of Arts in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education from East Bridge College provides interdisciplinary preparation for teaching job in the early childhood sector with specific on children with special educational needs. You can effectively teach children at all ability levels after completion of this master’s course in both general and inclusive classrooms for grades 1–5. This course aims to link pedagogical theory and practice so that you are able to work collaboratively to deliver a quality education to children in both general and special education settings.

This particular Master’s program focuses on the varied aspects of special education in early childhood setting. You will develop insights and understandings relating to how children are understood from a range of academic and professional perspectives and to understand the philosophies behind early childhood learning, beliefs and attitudes. The focus on children with special needs and /or disabilities will broaden your knowledge of inclusion and diversity in the early years and develop your skills to come up with effective strategies to teach children with additional needs. Global research on early childhood pedagogical strategies suggest that teachers need to be sensitive to the individual needs of children and provide resources that align with those needs which will stimulate student thinking to advance their learning.

You will examine key points such as:

  1. Comparative study of 20th century and 21st century education
  2. Understanding the complex process of curriculum designing
  3. Understanding the social and emotional competence of learners
  4. Mastering the contemporary approaches in early childhood education
  5. Gain knowledge about teaching varied learners with different abilities
  6. Achieving the best practices in in inclusive classroom
  7. Identify children with ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and Learning Disabilities

Upon completion of the Master in Education with Early Childhood & Special Education, learners will be able to:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge in educational psychology and childhood theories, developmental aspects of children and their holistic growth as early years comprise a formative and critical period in an individual’s life.
  • Help young learners to work at their own pace and level with appropriate support and intervention and review students who need to work at a slower pace and students who work more quickly to further challenge to develop their work with activities which extend and enrich their learning experience.
  • Identify disabilities and design lesson plans suitable for learners with varying disabilities in an inclusive classroom. Will be adept at focusing on real scenarios and design lessons that are meaningful to the students. Can use appropriate, differentiated materials to suit the students of different abilities.
  • Devise strategies to address the different intellectual, emotional, and behavioral needs of the young learners and anticipate what the barriers are in learning particular activities, lessons which may pose for students with learning disabilities.
  • Implement approaches to work with children in inclusive settings, including teaching them in a manner to stimulate their interest and enthusiasm in learning by drawing on real and familiar contexts which are relevant to students’ lives.
  • Take a proactive, systematic and comprehensive approach to teaching young learners in regular and inclusive classrooms and apply the best practices of classroom instruction and apply the practical knowledge appropriately in the development of curricula and instructional strategies.

Admission Requirement

Online colleges have made higher education more accessible than ever before. This is great news for you because earning a college degree is one of the best ways to advance your career. EBC’s Learning experiences are tailored to your schedule. Every subject in designed keeping adult learners in mind and offers a flexible timetable to suit almost every lifestyle. Students are increasingly turning to online learning as a viable alternative to on-campus study. It could allow you to study abroad remotely, at a university not in your home country!

Every adult learner’s background and profile are different, and we address cases individually. Contact us to get your questions answered directly. Then, you will be ready to apply for admission. Please note that EBC does not provide visa and immigration services, because all our distance learning degree programs may be completed at home.

Admission to the Master of Arts in Education with Early Childhood Studies and Special Education is open to students from all disciplines.

  • Recognised Bachelor Degree in any field or Equivalent level
  • Life Experience and prior learning credits are available
  • English Level – IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School is desired
  • Knowledge of Internet and browsing, MS Word and Online Research Skill is desired

Program Requirement

All our Master program under Faculty of Education has four distinct part:

  • Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 10 credits and 2 Subject
  • Part Two – Core Program comes with 30 credits and 6 Subjects
  • Part Three – Specialization of Subjects comes with 20 credits divided into 4 Specialized subjects
  • Part Four – Capstone Project which is a reflective research work comprises of 30 credits

To receive a degree in the programme of study the student must achieve the following:

  • Complete and successfully pass Foundation, Core, Specialization and Capstone Project as prescribed in the programme specification.
  • Obtain a mark of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject as the Capstone Project.
  • Complete the full programme of study in minimum duration of 12 months, and a maximum duration of up to 24 months. After 30 month's duration from enrollment date, the student would need to pay a maintenance bench fee for additional months of extension.
  • Students can attend 6 Live Online Webinar Sessions during the year and use one of that as a Capstone Project to complete a reflective paper.

Curriculum and Credits

Foundation (10 credits)

  1. Psychology and Characteristics of Learners
  2. Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (30 credits)

  1. Developing, Planning & Designing learning Environment
  2. Digital literacy – 21st Century Classroom
  3. Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  4. Instructional Strategies
  5. Behavioral Management – Social and Emotional Competence of Learners
  6. Introduction to Education Research

Specializations (20 credits)

  1. Early Childhood Studies – Fundamentals
  2. Teaching and Learning in Early Years
  3. Inclusive Classroom Strategies I
  4. Inclusive Classroom Strategies II

Capstone Project (30 credits) - Choose 1

  1. Prepare a paper on any one topic of by attending a one live online webinar from EBC – 5000 words
  2. Attend any seminar in Education in your region and create a reflective paper on the same – 5000 words
  3. Research Paper – Creating a Supportive Inclusive Learning Environment for pre-primary learners – 5000 words

Fees

Here we present different payment options available. Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centers.

Total fee

  • 2750 USD – If Paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 1950 GBP – If Paying from UK or EU
  • 93,000 Thai Baht – If Paying in Asia
  • 200,000 INR– If Paying in India

All fees include tax. Fees include all: Program of study, LMS access, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma and transcript. Courier charges apply for Diploma and Transcript dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from Europe. Please check with your admission adviser for more details.

Degree and Transcript is issues by The European International University, Paris and a program participation certification is given by East Bridge College

Scholarships

East Bridge College offers tuition scholarships and financial aid for its online learning degree programs. The tuition scholarship fund for distance learning degree programs will be granted depending on the policy and the Dean’s office from time to time. Upon request, EBC may offer you: Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship.

Refund Policy

Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.

  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from EBC
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Career

Earning your master’s in Early Childhood & Special education together will develop your theoretical and practical skills so you can cultivate a rich learning environment for students facing unique challenges and make a difference in people’s lives. If you are passionate about teaching young children and keen to work with them for a career, consider this route.

Upon completion of this Master’s degree you will get several opportunities to work in the field of early childhood teaching in both regular and inclusive settings. You can work in public and private schools in the elementary sections or can be associated with the curriculum development and/or even be involved with the administrative wing.

What can you do with a master’s in ECC and special education outside of the classroom? While most career professionals pursuing an online master’s degree in early childhood and special education go on to work as inclusive classroom teachers or shadow teachers, there are many job opportunities at other institutes as well that educate children with disabilities. You can expect competitive salaries, work flexibility and advancement options that aren’t always possible if you are teaching in a public or private school. This degree will broaden your career prospects in different areas like it can qualify you for a job as an administrator of a day care or preschool facility, performing many leadership roles. Childcare and preschool administrators take on managerial roles within the facility.

Read our Guide to Career in Education. CLICK HERE

Awarding Body

The European International University (EIU) – Paris is a private, independent higher education provider and has been successfully incorporated in Paris, France, (Registration at RCS No.: 839 980 851 R.C.S. Paris on 29 May 2018). EIU – Paris offers higher education programs that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector. All programs and services provided by EIU are internationally benchmarked through the audit and quality assurance processes, carried out by both the Ministry of Higher Education, France, as well as ASIC, U.K., on a regular basis.

The European International University (EIU) – Paris, is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

The European International University (EIU-Paris) is duly authorized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance to Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.

Through the academic affiliation arrangement between East Bridge College and The European International University, EIU-Paris all EBC programs are validated by The European International University, EIU-Paris. Hence by means of program validation and certification, EBC students who successfully complete their programs receive relevant degrees from EIU-Paris.

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