MA in Education with Early Childhood Education and SEN

Gain an in-depth knowledge base in the field of Education with greater emphasis on Early Childhood and Special Education, designed to increase the competencies of a professional in the field of teaching young learner or learners with special needs. After successfully completing the course, candidates will possess the knowledge and skills to create a classroom environment conducive of learning for both general and special kids.


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


MA in Education with Early Childhood Education and SEN offered by Asian College of Teachers', is an advanced program emphasising interdisciplinary preparation for teaching positions in the early childhood field with specific focus on children with special educational needs. Get acquainted with the efficiency to teach children with various levels of ability in both general and inclusive classroom settings for grades 1 to 5. Research on early childhood pedagogical strategies advocate the fact that educators need to be aware of the individual needs of children and offer resources that caters to those needs which, in a way, will stimulate student thinking to boost their learning. Successful completion of this course will lead to a greater understanding of the ways children are understood from an array of academic and professional angles and to comprehend the philosophies behind early childhood learning, beliefs and attitudes.

The program focuses on some major elements such as:

  • Providing in-depth knowledge in educational psychology and childhood theories, developmental aspects of children and their holistic growth.
  • Ways to help young learners to work in a self-paced manner and level them with appropriate support and intervention and review students who need a slower pace.
  • Identifying disabilities and design lesson plans apt for learners with varying disabilities in an inclusive classroom environment.

  • Developing strategies to address the different intellectual, emotional, and behavioural needs of young learners and look for the barriers in learning particular activities, lessons which may act as a hurdle for SEN students.
  • Implementing approaches to work with children in inclusive settings, including teaching them in a manner to stimulate their interest and enthusiasm in learning.
  • Taking a proactive and systematic approach to teaching young learners in regular and inclusive classrooms and apply the best approaches and apply practical knowledge aptly in the development of curricula and instructional strategies.
  • Complete the full program of study in minimum duration of 12 months, and a maximum duration of up to 24 months.
  • However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 1 year and the student would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish his/her degree within that grace period.
  • The course is conducted on a 100% online mode of learning
  • There are a total of 90 credit hours
  • Online master’s course offers enough flexibility to the candidates that allows them to pursue the program across the globe
  • Complete the entire study program in minimum duration of 12 months and 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

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education will benefit individuals willing to pursue a career in teaching young learners in both general and inclusive settings with an in-depth knowledge in the field of special education which will make one adept at understanding the philosophies behind early childhood learning, beliefs and attitudes.

  • 2750 USD – If Paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If Paying from UK or EU
  • 93,000 Thai Baht – If Paying in Asia
  • 200,000 INR– If Paying in India
  • Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.
  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you 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
  • 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

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 - Choose 1 (30 credits)

  • 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

Credit System
Academic Credits System (ACS) ACT’s Credit Framework

Credit System Bachelor’s Degree Programs (Credits) Master’s Degree Programs (Credits)
Total credits for completion: 120 90
Foundation / General Subjects 30 10
Core Subjects 50 30
Specialization 40 20
Capstone Project 30
* Each Subject/Module is equal to 5 credits for Bachelors
* Each Subject/Module is equal to 5 credits for Masters
* 1 ACT Credit is = Approx. 15 hrs. of learning

  • Candidates successfully completing MA in Early Childhood Education will be awarded a globally recognised certificate from Asian College of Teachers' (ACT)
  • The term ‘Online’ is not mentioned in the degree certificate
  • ACT is registered in the USA (Delaware), United Kingdom (London), The ASEAN Region, Thailand (Bangkok)
  • All ACT learning degrees can be issued and legalized in USA and Thailand
  • Degrees from ACT can be internationally legalized with The Hague Apostille (for Hague signatory countries) or Embassy Legalization (for Hague non-signatory countries)
  • ACT’s admission process is quite easy and compliant
  • Candidates can apply online and send in their application
  • ACT’s admission department will contact candidates via mail
  • Candidates can opt for any form of payment method
  • Applications are now open; it takes only 5 minutes to complete. Apply now

Earning an advanced master’s degree in Early Childhood & Special Education together will develop your theoretical and practical skills so you can nurture a rich learning environment for learners facing unique challenges and make a difference in their lives. If you have a passion for teaching young children and feel the zeal to work with them, consider this as a career option.
Completing this Master’s program, you will receive numerous opportunities to work in the early childhood teaching sector in both regular and inclusive settings. You will also get the prospect 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. At this point, you might be 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 ample job opportunities available in various institutes that offer positions beyond teaching.
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.
  • Complete Academic Support throughout the course
  • Courses are 100% online accelerated degrees
  • Study materials available online
  • Can connect with experienced tutors
Asian College of Teachers (ACT), an award-winning institution with a strong global presence and 600+ school network in Asia, provides research-led, broad range of courses in Education that prepare globally competent educators and leaders.
  • ACT provides world-class, international higher education curricula in Education led by an Academic Body comprising highly qualified and internationally accomplished educators and industry experts.
  • Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) recognised by UKVI in the UK, a member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA, and the British Quality Foundation, has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT) and awarded commendable grades in the area of Learning and Teaching; Course Delivery. Accreditation by ASIC demonstrates ACT’s commitment to being a quality education provider, respected worldwide.
  • ACT's higher education programs are duly validated and certified by The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is affiliated to The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • Students successfully completing ACT's cutting-edge international education curricula will receive ACT's certification of completion as well as the Bachelor’s, Masters or Professional Doctorate degree from The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is a private, independent higher education provider. Read More
  • EIU – Paris, is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).
  • EIU-Paris is duly authorized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance with Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.
  • EIU – Paris holds organizational membership with CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMICS, a U.K. and Wales registered R&D organization whose sole purpose is to enhance the visibility of research themes beyond global approaches and coverage.
  • ACT is a member of CPD Certification Service UK and ACT courses are accredited by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) and endorsed by NCC Education, an Ofqual regulated awarding organization and a global provider of British education.
Nisha Bachhawat

It was an enriching experience and made me wiser. It was easy to follow the course with a formulated course structure. It has enhanced my level of confidence. I am working as a teacher in New York Public School, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Nisha Bachhawat
<* Disclaimer : Results may vary
Brati Jha

I am knowledgeable, experienced and confident after completion of the training. I am looking forward to more courses from ACT and further enhancement of life and learning. The trainers were nice and have got suggestions and information that were very helpful.

Brati Jha
* Disclaimer : Results may vary

Helped in expanding my knowledge and experience the concepts closely through trainers demonstration. wonderful and must for any trainers trainer. the participants were really connected and their skills utilised to add value to the programme.

* Disclaimer : Results may vary
Roopali Agashe

The overall teaching experience has been good. Something new for me as I had no teaching background. Will need to identify from the learnings the content which will be relevant for my requirements.

Roopali Agashe
* Disclaimer : Results may vary
Nakita Vang

I had a lot of worries at first but the material is easy to understand and the coordinators are so helpful and understanding!

Nakita Vang
* Disclaimer : Results may vary

© 2023 Asian College of Teachers. All Rights Reserved. Asian College Of Teachers is a trading brand of TTA Training Pvt. Ltd (India) - CIN U80902WB2016PTC215839, Asia Teachers Training Co., Ltd (Thailand) - Registration No. 0105558193360, Asian College Of Teachers Ltd (UK) - Company Number 9939942 & Asian College Of Teachers LLC, (USA) - Federal Tax Identification Number 30-1261596