Early Childhood Education, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
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    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13882 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

San Francisco State University was founded in 1899 as a Teacher’s College, and the core values are reflected in the institution’s new strategic plan:

  • Courage,
  • Life of the Mind,
  • Equity,
  • Community,
  • Resilience.
These values resonate with the GCOE and our commitment to social justice. We embrace these five values and have adapted them to align with the mission of the GCOE.

Programme Structure

Core Courses

  • Social, Emotional, & Physical Development in Early Childhood Education, Sociocultural Contexts
  • Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Education Sociocultural Contexts
  • First and Second Language Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Curriculum in Pluralistic Society
  • Narrative Inquiry and Memoir in Early Childhood Education
  • Practitioner Inquiry for Administration of Early Childhood Curricula

Electives

  • Children's Play Development in School & Community
  • Children's Early Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Families in Early Childhood Settings and Communities
  • International Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Leadership, Adult Supervision, and Advocacy
  • Seminar on Infant-Toddler Group Care Educational Programs
  • Seminar in Early Childhood Mathematics and Science Curriculum
  • Multicultural Educational Theory and Practice for the Young Child
  • Independent Study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The general University admission requirements are:

  • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree. If you were educated outside of the United States, you must have earned a degree or diploma that SFSU considers to be the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average. Your overall marks, average exam scores or average grade earned should be better than average or better than passing.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13882 USD per year and a duration of  .

*tuition fee per 12 units.

Additional unit: $396

Living costs for San Francisco

2,380 - 4,200 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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