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Wheelock College Master of Science in Early Childhood Education

Offered in Partnership with SEED Institute in Singapore

The Master of Science program applies current knowledge and theory in the fields of child development, early education, and research to leadership in the early childhood sector. It provides an excellent model to educate professionals for leadership, management, teacher education, and policy-making positions in early childhood education in Asia and globally.

The program combines local and international faculty who are experienced in educating adult learners. Each selected faculty member possesses extensive experience in their identified area of expertise. The program grants a total of 30 credit-hours of graduate study to be offered in Singapore. Courses are offered in intensive one-week sessions, with the classes being held evenings and during weekends in order to accommodate in-service practitioners.

A new cohort launches approximately every two years.

Course Structure

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

* Wheelock College and SIT are no longer accepting any applications for the SIT bachelor’s program. The Bachelor of Science at SIT will conclude in June 2018.

The Wheelock College-Singapore Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide Singaporean students a challenging and rigorous education that balances theory about the growth and development of young children with the practical skills necessary for students to become successful practitioners and leaders in the profession. The programme has an added emphasis on special needs children and the inculcation of managerial and leadership skills for future professionals. The Wheelock program features American-style interactive teaching and learning, with both primary Wheelock faculty from Boston and co-instructors from Singapore team-teaching many of the modules.

The Wheelock program is led in Singapore by a full-time resident director, and is supported by both SIT and the Wheelock Center for International Programs and Partnerships. Founded in 1888 by Lucy Wheelock, the College is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the premier institutions in America for its longstanding programs for students in the USA and abroad who are passionate about entering the teaching profession, and who seek to improve and enrich the lives of young children and their families.

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