MA in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education

MA in Education with Early Childhood Education and SEN – Asian College of Teachers

Course synopsis

The online MA in Education with Early Childhood and Special Educationwill acquaint you with a detailed study on the holistic development of young learners. The course discusses topics like psychology and characteristics of learners along with the 21st century educationapproaches such as designing learning environment, digital literacy, instructional strategies, decoding the social and emotional competence of all learners through behavioral management, and many more. The specialization paper comprises the fundamentals of teaching and learning in the early years in today’s inclusive classroom set-ups and the useful strategies that every teacher must be well-aware of. You also need to submit a research paper (Capstone Project) of 5000 words on a particular topic to showcase your learning and understanding on the subject to be evaluated by our tutors. The course will help you to get a detailed knowledge on the needs of early years learners and provide the right guidance to help them with their learning and shape their future.The degrees will be conferred by European International University (EIU-Paris) and a Students will also receive a Letter of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT).

Career Path

Becoming a specialist teacher capable of helping students with varied learning needs will widen your employment opportunities: -

  • early years educator
  • administrator of a day care or preschool facility
  • leadership roles
  • childcare and preschool administrators
  • managerial roles within the facility etc.

In addition to teaching, there are several other sought-after careers that can help you fulfill your dreams. Many of those who pursue MA in Education with 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 in your career.

You can always find rewarding, meaningful careers outside of the school setting after earning your online master’s degree with specialization in early childhood and special education. Whether you stay in the classroom or pursue other options, it is always a step forward to broaden your career prospects.

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 ACT – 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

Course Duration and Fees

Duration Minimum 1 year (maximum 2 years)

Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card or PayPal.

Total fee

  • 2750 USD – If Paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If Paying from UK or EU
  • 93000 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 are issued by The European International University, Paris and a program participation certification is given by Asian College of Teachers.


Asian College of Teachers 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, ACT may offer you: Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship.






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SEN Classroom Courses
ACT SEN courses

SEN Courses by ACT provides an insight into the techniques to be employed in an inclusive classroom and while handling varied learners. Get familiar with the principles and methodologies of to teach children with learning difficulties and develop special skills to handle your learners deftly.

This is a very helpful course. It gives me more information and understanding in coping with children with special needs.

Philippines, Dasmarinas City

Experience was good . . . Looking forward to have a great future in this field with the knowledge gained from the course.

Online SEN Courses
Online courses

Asian College of Teachers offers a selected range of unique courses in Special Education, Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities for both aspiring and working teaching professionals interested in the field of SEN. Courses are offered in online mode and can be pursued from anywhere.

Blended SEN Courses
Blended courses

Blended Courses in Special Education are designed for those willing to step into the world of SEN and study in both a traditional setting and online mode. The blended course emphasizes ADHD, Autism, other learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s Syndrome.

ACT gave me the opportunity to truly understand the children with special needs. The lessons given in every module was truly helpful and useful for a teacher like me.

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