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Prepare to become a licensed early childhood teacher

Optional Endorsements

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Prepare to become a licensed teacher of children from birth through second grade — one with the deep knowledge of effective teaching methods, child development, and reflective practice for which Erikson is known. And you can add to your credentials with optional endorsements to your teaching license:

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What your Erikson journey looks like

Application deadlines

Fall term (August) start

  • December 15 for admission decision by Feb. 1
  • Feb. 15 for admission decision by March 15
  • April 15 for admission decision by May 15
  • June 15 for admission decision by July 15

Spring term start:
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Through this program you will

Earn your Illinois Professional Educator License

Earn additional optional endorsements in bilingual/ESL and/or early childhood special education

Benefit from Erikson’s 50 years of experience in early childhood education and child development

国产偷拍视频Receive personalized guidance on financial aid

Join a supportive community with a tradition of diversity

Develop close, collaborative relationships with inspiring faculty who have experience with teaching in school and classroom settings

Hear about the Master of Science in Early Childhood Education leading to initial teacher licensure program.

国产偷拍视频Gillian Dowley McNamee, PhD, Professor and Director of Teacher Education

Erikson really transformed my teaching philosophy 180 degrees. It's rigorous, and I appreciate that. The professors see teaching as a profession that requires a lot of experience and knowledge.
Rakhee Dodia, MS '16Early Childhood Education with Bilingual/ESL Endorsement

Nationally respected faculty

国产偷拍视频Develop close and collaborative relationships with Erikson’s nationally renowned faculty. Our professors are recognized scholars and respected voices for children who are doing important and cutting-edge work and research in their field.

Meet our faculty

Amanda Moreno, assistant professorAmanda Moreno, PhD
Associate professor
Sample Teacher Licensure courses

C432 3 credit hours

Family and Culture

国产偷拍视频In this course, you’ll gain knowledge about diversity through an examination of social science research on child development, child rearing across cultures, and issues of equity, power and privilege.

Course description

 

T412国产偷拍视频 2 credit hours

Preschool Curricular Approaches in Diverse and Inclusive Settings

In this course, you’ll examine the history of and current research base for quality education programs for preschool and kindergarten children of diverse cultures, languages, and economic and developmental backgrounds.

Course description

T438 2 credit hours

Children with Special Needs and Diverse Abilities

国产偷拍视频In this course, you’ll gain a knowledge base for working with children with special needs and diverse abilities and their families.

Course description

 

T500-504 

Integrative Capstone Seminar

The course provides a process and structure for the faculty to be able to ensure that all graduates can demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and principles conveyed in the core curriculum of their degree and can apply that knowledge in early childhood work.

Course description

The Erikson curriculum provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to early childhood education that is informed by child development knowledge.

What our alumni say about their Erikson experience
(Recent survey of Erikson graduates)
97%
say Erikson improved their work with children
95%
say Erikson improved their work with parents
94%
say Erikson degree enhances their credibility
93%
say Erikson was worth the investment
We offer two options to help you reach your goals

MS in Early Childhood Education leading to teacher licensure

Prepare to teach young children (birth to 2nd grade) in a master’s degree program that leads to initial teacher licensure. You will take a combination of courses in early childhood education and child development, plus teacher preparation courses and methods seminars that meet Illinois’ teacher licensure requirements.

国产偷拍视频Choose the program length and start term that best suits your needs. You can complete the M.S. in Early Childhood Education leading to teacher licensure program in two to three years.

On-campus 2-year plan

On-Campus 28 Month Plan

On-campus 3-year plan

Online MS in Early Childhood Education, non-licensure track

国产偷拍视频If you are already a licensed early childhood teacher or are not interested in a teaching license, consider our non-licensure track degree option while enjoying the flexibility of an online program. In this program, designed for early childhood professionals with at least two years of post-baccalaureate experience, you will gain a deeper understanding of how children grow and learn, and how their families, communities, and culture affect their development and success. This is a structured cohort program, so you will have peers to collaborate with and learn from. This online program does not lead to teacher licensure.

An independent evaluator called our program a model for online education.

View our Online Master of Science in Early Childhood Education

After you graduate, a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Erikson opens doors

Career options include:

  • Licensed early childhood teacher
  • Education coordinator
  • Child care center director
  • Executive director of early childhood program
  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Master teacher
  • Bilingual, ESL/ELL teacher
  • Early childhood special education teacher

Erikson alumni are employed by

  • Mary Meyer School
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • University of Chicago Lab School
  • Once of Prevention Fund
  • Washington D.C. Public Schools
  • Christopher House
These students and alumni found what they were looking for at Erikson — and so can you
Erikson enables you to explore in depth every idea of early childhood. You can’t find that anywhere else.
Alumna Sandy CarrilloMS in Early Childhood Education, ‘11
While I looked around at other graduate schools, I was drawn to Erikson’s unique emphasis on incorporating culture and diversity into early childhood development approaches.
Hunter AndersonMS in Early Childhood Education, ‘17
People from Erikson are almost always more self-reflective than the average person, and that’s very important to our work.
Emma WellmanMS ‘13, associate director of extended day at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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国产偷拍视频We award close to $2 million in need-based grants and scholarships to students enrolled in our degree and certificate programs. Erikson also participates in the federal Direct Loan programs and assuming you meet all eligibility requirements, you will have access to both Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS loans to help finance your sacsmavmmengg.comcation.

Many of our students also receive scholarship funding from the State of Illinois through the Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship program. To learn more about the visit here.

Over 90% of our students work either part-time or full-time as they are pursuing their Erikson degree. You can choose to enroll at Erikson as part of the day cohort with most of your classes during the day Mondays and Wednesdays, or as part of the evening cohort which will allow you to take your classes in the evenings. The cohort model allows you balance your work and Erikson course schedules.

The other factor to consider as you think about your work schedule is whether you want to pursue your master’s degree program in two or three years. While there are always exceptions to this, most students who wish to work full time while enrolled at Erikson opt for the three-year program. Students who have more flexibility in their work schedule or want to complete their program in a shorter period of time while working part-time tend to enroll in the two-year program.

It’s important to note that you will be required to be available during business hours Monday through Friday during your student teaching year for your student teaching placement, and you will have evening courses and methods seminars two to three nights per week. We encourage you to plan ahead and communicate as necessary with your employer in advance of your final year in the teacher licensure program.

The staff in our Field Education and Career Services Office国产偷拍视频 will work with you to prepare you for seeking positions while you’re enrolled at Erikson and upon graduating from the program. You’ll receive feedback on your resume and cover letters, and we also maintain a job board on our campus portal where employers list part-time and full-time positions for which they’re hiring.

国产偷拍视频The Career Services team also plans an annual social work, early education and child development job fair for Erikson students and alumni. In concert with the job fair, you can submit your resume to be included in an annual Resume Book that we distribute to hundreds of organizations and managers who are interested in hiring Erikson students and alumni.

国产偷拍视频Erikson students live in a wide range of neighborhoods in Chicago and in the suburbs. We do not offer campus housing. While we can’t make specific recommendations about where you should live, we encourage you to find a neighborhood that suits your style, taste, and budget. To help you in your housing search, we work closely with , a free apartment-finding service that specializes in helping graduate students find housing in Chicago.

Because of Erikson’s small size, you’ll have access to a wide range of both informal and formal student support services. These include:

  • The Field Education and Career Services team will help you identify and apply for your internship placement. Erikson has hundreds of pre-approved internship sites, so you don’t have to worry about finding a placement site on your own.
  • Advising about your financial aid options, including personal financial education, is coordinated through the Financial Aid Office.
  • Academic advising is facilitated through your faculty advisor and program director.
  • The Academic Success Center provides services to help you with the academic reading and writing expectations of your program. The Center also sponsors discussion groups for selected master’s program courses.
  • The Dean of Students provides advising and support for students with disabilities and students who need accommodations for their academic work.
  • WorkLifeMatters is a confidential student assistance program offered to all Erikson students through Guardian and Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH). You have unlimited access to consult with a professional counselor via telephone. Face-to-face counseling sessions are available, if needed, with an IBH network provider — and up to three sessions are free of charge as part of WorkLifeMatters.
  • Validated parking at a reduced rate is provided to Erikson students in three nearby parking garages. You will also have access to deeply discounted public transportation through the CTA U-Pass program.