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  • M.S. in Child Development with Child Life Specialization - Erikson Institute
    modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for Chronic or terminal illness disability injury surgery or trauma presents a unique set of challenges to a young child Child life specialists advocate for these children and their families helping them face the unknown making the complex understandable and facilitating the optimal development of children whose medical treatment has deprived them of the typical opportunities for learning and growth Intended for students wishing to working in a hospital setting Erikson s child life specialization helps you develop the skill and sensitivity required for this important role through focused course work and an internship at one of the Chicago area s many top ranked medical facilities Request more information Requirements Pre admission experience Before admission to the child life specialization you should have 100 hours of direct experience with children and families in a hospital medical setting preferably under the supervision of a certified child life specialist We strongly recommend that you have this completed at the time you submit your application to the child life program Download the hospital experience verification form PDF 1pg Curriculum and internship Students complete the core child development curriculum as well as two additional courses in child life in order to meet the course requirements for certification by the Child Life Council Upon completion of all program course work students apply for a child life internship at one of the hospitals in the area As part of the internship application process you must provide Signed hospital experience verification form submitted during the Erikson application process Resume listing professional paid and volunteer experiences with children and

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/graduate-school/programs/masters-child-development-child-life/ (2016-02-15)
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  • M.S. in Child Development with Children with Special Needs Specialization - Erikson Institute
    Parent Psychotherapy Seminar infant specialist certificate gainful employment infant specialist courses online ph d program past dissertations doctoral faculty current students admission apply visit us Visiting a class Admission information sessions Graduate fairs requirements international students financial aid tuition fees cost of attendance grants scholarships fellowships student loans payment plans applying for aid student services writing program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for Child development professionals work with an increasingly diverse population of young children and families including children with diverse learning abilities and special needs This specialization is for students seeking expertise in working with young children with developmental delay disabilities and their families in early educational community and home environments Specifically students will gain knowledge and experience in the following Identifying possible developmental delays disabilities Planning and implementing appropriate instructional or intervention strategies Working with other disability related professionals e g therapists paraprofessionals medical professionals school personnel Request more information Course Work To earn children with special needs specialization you complete the core child development curriculum as well as four additional courses The specialization also includes an internship focusing on developing the practice and reflection skills necessary to work with children with special needs and their families You may also take an optional additional course in instructional methods in

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  • M.S. in Child Development with Infancy Specialization - Erikson Institute
    payment plans applying for aid student services writing program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for In the past two decades research and new theoretical frameworks have greatly expanded our knowledge and understanding of infancy and its importance Recent legislation and policy initiatives have created an enormous demand for services for infants and their families The infancy specialization prepares professionals for the complex role of the infant family specialist As part of the Irving B Harris Infant Studies Program this specialization will give you the tools to work with infants and families in the context of their community The program offers two separate methods tracks prevention early intervention or child care Request more information Early Intervention credential You may work toward a State of Illinois Early Intervention credential through this program The course work in the prevention early intervention methods track coupled with an internship in an early intervention site prepares you to apply for this credential Infancy Administration Specialization Looking for more leadership and organizational expertise This specialization can be combined with the Administration Specialization Requirements To earn the infancy specialization you will complete the child development core curriculum excluding C413 Adult Education and Supervision and adding five specialization courses You will also complete an internship in a setting that serves

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/graduate-school/programs/masters-child-development-infancy/ (2016-02-15)
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  • M.S. in Child Development with Infancy & Administration Specialization - Erikson Institute
    dissertations doctoral faculty current students admission apply visit us Visiting a class Admission information sessions Graduate fairs requirements international students financial aid tuition fees cost of attendance grants scholarships fellowships student loans payment plans applying for aid student services writing program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for As the need for qualified infant specialists grows so does the need for organizational leaders in this sector With this specialization students can combine the deep expertise of working with infants gained from our Infancy Specialization with the leadership and organizational knowledge taught through our Administration Specialization Request more information Credentialing You may work towards two State of Illinois credentials through this combined specialization the Early Intervention credential and the Illinois Director Credential The course work in the prevention early intervention methods track of the infancy specialization coupled with an internship in an early intervention site prepares you to apply for the Early Intervention credential Those seeking the Illinois Director credential will need to complete the appropriate State of Illinois application and provide documentation of managerial experience and professional contributions Course Work To specialize in both infancy and administration you will complete all the courses in the child development core curriculum excluding C413 Adult Education and Supervision and including the additional courses for each

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  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree at Erikson Institute in Chicago
    name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for Erikson s M S W program is ideal preparation for the social work professional who wishes to improve the lives of children and families You will be prepared to advocate for and address the complex needs of diverse populations in a range of practice settings Social service organizations Courts Foster care Child welfare Early intervention Mental health Hospitals Research Early childhood care education Therapeutic schools Request information about the M S W Growing demand for child and family social workers The U S Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects the need for social workers who work with children and families to grow 20 between 2010 and 2020 Meanwhile infants young children and their families are the fastest growing populations in the child welfare and mental health systems As the premier graduate school in child development Erikson prepares the next generation of leaders in this burgeoning field Unique child development focus Most M S W curricula leave little room for specialized training in child development and effective practice with infants children and families At Erikson we infuse an interdisciplinary child development perspective across the social work curriculum not just one or two courses And this unique perspective builds the essential foundation for understanding development throughout the life span Supporting your professional growth The heart of our program is an intensive two year supervision seminar a supportive forum for you to reflect critically on your social work practice and your own reactions assumptions and values For two and a half hours every week faculty challenge students to integrate theory and research from the classroom with their practice in the field This transformative experience helps you hone your professional identity as an advanced social worker with a deep mastery of child development Strong faculty students Successful social workers excel in teamwork and collaboration and the classroom experience at Erikson prepares you for both Our top social work and child development faculty bring an unusual diversity of professional expertise and personal experience to their teaching and our students bring with them a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds This rich interaction models the very skills needed to manage the complexity diversity and ambiguity inherent in advanced social work practice with children and families Accreditation This program has been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education IBHE and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools HLC We have also applied to be accredited in February 2016 by the Council on Social Work Education CSWE in

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  • Accreditation Status of Erikson’s M.S.W. - Erikson Institute
    transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Back to Master of Social Work program page Erikson s M S W program must be approved and or accredited by three organizations The Illinois Board of Higher Education IBHE which must approve all academic programs offered by Illinois institutions Completed The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools HLC Erikson s regional accrediting body Completed The Council on Social Work Education CSWE which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States 2nd Year Candidacy status granted Accreditation in process Graduation from a CSWE accredited M S W program is a requirement for licensure as a clinical social worker LCSW We have received approval by IBHE August 2012 and HLC May 2013 and have also been granted initial and 2nd year candidacy status by CSWE February 2014 and February 2015 respectively CSWE accreditation is a standard three year process Erikson is seeking accreditation on the February 2016 Agenda During each of the three years Erikson submits a substantial Benchmark report and hosts a visit by a CSWE Commissioner During the fall of 2013 we hosted the first visit Benchmark I The Benchmark I report included a comprehensive description of the program including mission learning goals curriculum complete syllabi field instruction manual student handbook and assessment plan Based on the campus

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  • M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License - Erikson Institute
    student loans payment plans applying for aid student services writing program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for Erikson s teacher licensure program prepares you to teach young children from birth through third grade and receive the Illinois early childhood teaching license The program sets a high standard presenting the latest findings and theories in child development while engaging teacher candidates in critical and reflective thinking about their role and impact on the lives of young children and their families in schools Request more information Choose a specialization You can take your study even deeper by adding a specialization Bilingual ESL endorsement Meet the needs of the increasing number of new language learners in a culturally linguistically and developmentally appropriate manner Early childhood special education letter of approval Learn to educate students with varying learning abilities developmental delays and or disabilities especially as more of these learners enter inclusive classrooms and demand for special education teachers remains high Requirements Teacher candidates take a combination of courses in child development and early childhood education plus teacher preparation courses and methods seminars that meet the state s teacher licensure requirements The program can be completed over two or three years Internship Teacher candidates must be available for daytime study and student teaching during their internship year Student teaching is a full time 10 week commitment during spring semester When not student teaching candidates spend nine hours per week in the internship and have a biweekly tutorial Candidates also complete 150 clock hours of field experience and participation in early childhood programs as follows Infants Toddlers 25 hours Special Education 25 hours Preschool Kindergarten 50 hours Primary Level 50 hours Teacher candidates generally complete these hours in conjunction with course assignments Qualifying for licensure There are several additional requirements set by the Illinois State Board of Education to qualify for the early childhood teaching license The Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency a prerequisite for admission to teacher candidacy The Illinois Test for Early Childhood which teacher candidates must pass prior to their yearlong student teaching placement The Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching Standards which candidates take upon completion of course requirements In addition Erikson s licensure officer reviews transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate course work along with previous professional experiences to verify that candidates have the requisite content knowledge in math science U S history and U S government Competence in other content areas including English language arts social sciences physical growth and

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/graduate-school/programs/masters-early-childhood-education-teaching-license/ (2016-02-15)
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  • M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License & Bilingual/ESL Endorsement - Erikson Institute
    program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Who is this degree for The demand for early childhood teachers with bilingual and or English as a second language expertise has never been higher and it continues to grow This program unique in Illinois responds to the urgent need for more early childhood teachers who can effectively meet the special needs of new language learners in a culturally linguistically and developmentally appropriate manner Request more information Bilingual ESL endorsement This specialization will enable teacher candidates to add the bilingual and or ESL endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education Bilingual approval typically allows an early childhood teacher to instruct young children in their native language and English English as a second language ESL approval typically prepares monolingual early childhood teachers to effectively instruct new language learners in English Requirements To complete this specialization you take two courses in addition to the core curriculum for the teacher licensure program and substitute two bilingual ESL courses for courses in the standard curriculum The internship and tutorials focus on teaching in multilingual preschools and classrooms For a full description of the teacher preparation program requirements see M S in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License Course Work Sample course schedules 2 year program PDF 1pg 3 year program PDF

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