Master of Arts in Child Study & Education
Master of Arts in Child Study & Education Overview
Improve the lives of children by becoming an exemplary teacher. Each child’s well-being is at the centre of everything we do.
The Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) is well-suited to those interested in child-centred, research-informed practice and an inquiry approach to teaching. Our graduates are qualified to teach from JK to Grade 6. You don’t need to have a psychology or research background to apply. Our aim is to prepare students for careers as thoughtful, compassionate and equitable educators who can apply research and theory in child study to their teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners and schools. Our students consider the “why” behind everything they do in classrooms.
Each child needs to feel safe and secure to follow their natural curiosities and develop a love of learning. Fostering a “community of care” is important.
We believe student teachers learn to be teachers through a combination of coursework, extensive practice teaching, studying children, and seeing good practice modelled – both in their academic courses and in practice teaching.
Our program is based on the belief that successful teaching requires a deep understanding of children:
- Understanding child development theories
- Learning a range of effective teaching strategies
- Acquiring an identity as a professional
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At a Glance
Full-time (5 terms)
Coursework & Placements
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Applications are now closed for a Fall 2024 start.
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Why I Chose Applied Psychology & Human Development
Correnda Downey (Master of Arts, 2020)
Child Study and Education
"As a pre-service educator, you are in the special position of observer and explorer. Having the opportunity to grow and develop your pedagogy alongside mentors and colleagues is an invaluable experience."
The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study is a Hub for Excellence in Education
The program's location at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) and its onsite laboratory school will allow APHD students to learn and research child development with school community members.
Master of Arts in Child Study & Education Program Requirements
- 22 half-courses (or equivalent)
- Successful placements in both Year 1 and Year 2
- Demonstrate knowledge of the acts and regulations respecting education in Ontario
The program is completed on a full-time basis:
- Year 1: Courses and practicum September to April, courses during spring and summer
- Year 2: Courses and practicum in one term (internship term), courses only in the other (academic term)
Registration in the second year is contingent upon successful completion of all first-year work.
Additional Program Information
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