Established in 1966, the Erikson Institute is a private school providing graduate education in the field of childhood development. It has a campus located in Chicago, Illinois and an online campus extending its specialized degree programs to home-learners. Erikson Institute is categorized as one of nation's best schools for early childhood education. It aims to create world-class professionals through its academic programs focusing on decision making and research for betterment of children and their families. Erikson Institute has a student enrollment of above 300.
The institute offers doctoral, post graduate certificates, and master's degrees. The most prominent programs offered include:
· PhD in Child Development
· Infant Mental Health Certificate Program
· Infant Specialist Certificate Program
· M.S. in Child Development
· M.S. in Child Development & Clinical Social Work
· M.S. in Early Childhood Education
Most of the above mentioned degrees can be opted in the online program of the institute. It promotes small class size, relationship based education, lays great emphasis on developmental research and applied sciences for child development, family care, social values, and culture. Erikson Institute also encourages students to apply their analytical skills and come up with policies, programs, and interventions to improve childhood education. Seminars, workshops, trainings, discussions, and research are the various modes via which students expand their knowledge horizons. They are encouraged to take internship programs and gain practical experience before stepping into their professional careers.
Erikson Institute advances rich research opportunities to students via its prestigious research centers focusing on family and childcare. Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy and Center for Children and Families are such programs initiated by the institute. These focus on subjects like infant mental health, early childhood assessments, early literacy instructions, social emotional support service and various others.
Erikson Institute extends the traditional federal financial aid options, doctorate apprenticeships and fellowships, Erikson grants, certificate scholarships, Master's fellowships and scholarships, and state approved financial aid opportunities. The institute is accredited with the Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association (HLC/NCA), to award certified degrees to the students.