Erikson Institute is a graduate school in child development which seeks to prepare early childhood professionals help children reach their full potentials. Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute is also a research center that serves a critical role in providing the needs of industry professionals. It was originally known as the Chicago School for Early Childhood Education.
Online programs offered by Erikson Institute are built on the same time-tested curriculum of its campus-based programs. Some of these programs are the Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and the Infant Specialist Certificate Courses consisting of four (4) graduate level courses from the Irving B. Harris Infant Specialist Certificate Program. Erikson Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
The online infant specialist courses are designed for professionals working with children from birth to three (3) years of age including their families. The MS in Early Childhood Education Online Program is designed for early childhood educators having at least three (3) years of post-baccalaureate experience. Student admissions are usually on cohorts and seldom done individually.
Tuition for online courses is the same as its campus-based counterparts. Eligible students can avail of financial aid such as low-interest federal loans. Additional financial aid applications can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for loan eligibility adjustment. The availability of the courses in a simple, central interface called the Erikson Online has been earning good reviews for Erikson Institute in terms of program accessibility.