The Wheelock College-SEED Institute Master of Science in Early Childhood Education programme applies current research-based knowledge,theory, and evaluation in the fields of child development and early education. Participants engage in critical and analytical thinking and research studies that support the development of lifelong learning skills. This graduate programme provides an excellent model to educate professionals for leadership and management, curriculum development and evaluation, and parent and early childhood education positions in Asia and the world.
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded with a Master of Science from Wheelock College.
This programme is recognised with international accrediation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Wheelock College is accredited by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE), Council on Social Work Education (SWE) and recognised by several national specialty organisations including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association for Childhood Education International (AECI), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the International Reading Association (IRA).
Wheelock College is charted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and holds accrediation from the following institution:
Courses address the individual learner's career goals including a six-credit Independent Study which allows learners to explore a topic of individual interest. Includes graduate courses such as:
|Lifespan Development: Birth to Adulthood||24 Hours|
|The Impact of Special Needs on Learning and Development: The Early Years||24 Hours|
|Research Methods||24 Hours|
|Developing Infant and Toddler Programs||24 Hours|
|Practitioner as Researcher||24 Hours|
|Leadership and Organizational Change in Educational Settings||24 Hours|
|Contemporary Issues in Child and Family Studies||24 Hours|
|Early Childhood Curriculum Planning and Assessment||24 Hours|
|Early Childhood Program Development and Evaluation||24 Hours|
|Capstone Research||24 Hours|
Generally, learners admitted into this Program will have three to four prior years of work experience in the area of education and have the equivalent of a Baccalaureate Degree in any discipline.
In additional, all learners admitted into this program must have a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education accredited by the Preschool Qualification Accreditation Committee (PQAC) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Applicants without this experience can also be considered and reviewed by Wheelock College. Wheelock College holds the right to make the final admissions decision for all applicants to the Master of Science program.
Graduates of the master programme will still need to obtain the necessary qualifications accredited by MOE-MSF Pre-School Qualification Accreditation Committee (PQAC) (e.g. Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching [DECCE-T] / Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Leadership [DECCE-L]) for teaching / supervisory positions in local childcare centres / kindergartens.
$30,762.50 (inclusive of prescribed textbooks and study materials)
(17 months installments interest free)
Self-sponsored applicants who are NTUC members enjoy UTAP funding of up to 50% claim on unfunded programme fee capped at $250 per year. Prevailing terms & conditions apply.