Master of Arts in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education

MA in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education – Asian College of Teachers and EIU-Paris

Asian College of Teachers offers an MA in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education in academic collaboration with EIU-Paris. This online course primarily deals with the fundamentals of Early Childhood Studies, Teaching, and Learning in Early Years, along with contemporary Inclusive Classroom Strategies. It aims to prepare students for accomplished careers in this field and open numerous doors of opportunities.

Program Overview

The Online MA in Education with Early Childhood Education and SEN from Asian College of Teachers provides interdisciplinary training for teaching jobs in the early childhood sector with particular emphasis on Special Education. This course prepares you to effectively teach students of mixed abilities in both general and inclusive classrooms from grades 1 to 5. With an aim to link pedagogical theory and practice, the program has been designed in a way to enable you to work collaboratively to deliver a quality education to children in both general and special education settings.

The advanced early childhood education masters programs draw attention to the varied aspects of special education in an early childhood setting. You will be introduced to the ways children are understood from a range of academic and professional perspectives and the viewpoints behind early childhood learning, beliefs and attitudes. The focus on children with special needs and/or disabilities will widen your knowledge base regarding inclusion and diversity in the early years and develop skills to apply effective strategies to teach learners with additional needs. Studies on early childhood pedagogical strategies suggest that educators need to be aware of the individual needs of children and provide resources accordingly which will stimulate their thinking and aid them in achieving their learning goals.


  • Candidates willing to enrol requires a recognised graduate degree in any field / equivalent level
  • Life Experience and prior learning credits are also applicable
  • Requires English proficiency with a level of - IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School
  • Knowledge of internet and browsing, MS Word and online research skill is required
  • All applicants must possess a clear record of good conduct and must be in good health.
  • Specially-abled applicants are encouraged to apply and are ensured equal opportunities.

Program Requirements

All our Master degree programs under Faculty of Education have four distinct parts:

  • Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 10 credits and 2 Subjects
  • 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 36 months. After 24 months duration from enrolment 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.


Foundation (10 credits)

  • Psychology and Characteristics of Learners
  • Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (30 credits)

  • Developing, Planning & Designing learning Environment
  • Digital literacy – 21st Century Classroom
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Behavioral Management – Social and Emotional Competence of Learners
  • Introduction to Education Research

Specializations (20 credits)

  • Early Childhood Studies – Fundamentals
  • Teaching and Learning in Early Years
  • Inclusive Classroom Strategies I
  • Inclusive Classroom Strategies II

Capstone Project (30 credits) - Choose 1

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


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

Total fee

  • 2800 USD – If paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If paying from UK or EU
  • 100000 Thai Baht – If paying in Asia
  • 2,10,000 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 USA. Please check with your admission adviser for more details.

Refund Policy

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

  • Once candidates have enrolled in the program and 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 ACT
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Awarding Body

  • All degrees will be conferred by The European International University (EIU– Paris).
  • Students will also receive a Letter of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT).
  • European International University 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.

Career & Opportunities

Earning a MA in Education with Early Childhood and Special Education degree together will develop your theoretical and practical skills and enable you to nurture a rich learning environment for learners facing unique challenges and make a difference in their lives. With a passion for teaching young children and the zeal to work with them, this is the apt career option for you.

Completing this advanced program will open up doors for numerous opportunities to work in the early childhood teaching sector in both regular and inclusive settings. You can also choose to work in public and private schools in the elementary sections or choose to be associated with the curriculum development and/or even be involved with the administrative wing. If you are wondering, what can you do with a master’s in ECC and SEN, outside of the classroom? Well, while most professionals pursuing an online master’s degree in early childhood and special education eventually get the prospect to work as inclusive classroom teachers or shadow teachers, there are several job opportunities available in various institutes offering education to SEN children.

Expect competitive salaries, flexibility in work and advancement options that aren’t always possible if you are teaching in a public or private school. Therefore, this degree will broaden your career prospects and qualify you for:

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