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Join our One-year

MA program in 

Early Education & Development*

Diverse scholarships options

Why MA in Early Education & Development at UHaifa International, Israel?

In recent years, the growing need for early education professionals and policymakers in under- resourced countries has become crucial and urgent. UHaifa International's Master's Program in Early Education & Development has addressed this pressing issue by training the next generation of early childhood experts to become change agents, improve the lives of children in developing regions, and impact for good.

Led by our dedicated team of professional lecturers and researchers, our unique interdisciplinary program combines an up-to-date comprehensive theory with state-of-the-art practical skills, designed to positively promote children's wellbeing. 
Childhood professionals such as educators, social workers, health professionals or therapists; researchers, policy makers, social activists and aspiring 'movers and shakers' eager to promote social change, will greatly benefit from this one-of-a-kind program.  

Attractive scholarships and living stipends will be offered to eligible students arriving from under-resourced regions.


Program highlights

Our global focus and strong collaborations with experts in the USA and Europe have resulted in a holistic curriculum, bridging between research and practice, to improve the lives of vulnerable children in developing countries. Its diverse classes and workshops provide a comprehensive understanding of early education and child development. This includes developmental perspectives in psychology, psychopathology and neuroscience, cognitive and language development, prevention and intervention, research methodology, parenting, children's intercultural development, and hands-on methods of clinical observation, assessment and intervention.


One year, one Degree

Our one-year program is taught in English over two consecutive semesters and one semi-semester from October through the end of July. Graduates will be awarded an MA in Early Education & Development from the University of Haifa

Highlighted Courses**

•    Social and Emotional Development
•    Risk and Resilience in Developing and Emerging Societies
•    Self-Regulation in Early Childhood
•    Learning and perception in Early Childhood: Normal and Abnormal Processes
•    Creating Caring & Benevolent Education
•    Early Intervention
•    Early Childhood Policy

•    Emotional and Professional Development


** The curriculum is subject to change without notice




Situated in the beautiful city of Haifa – Israel's most diverse city, on the top of Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your Master's Studies experience in Israel.  Founded in 1972, we're driven by our mission to pursue diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability and academic excellence, all in light of SDG goals. 
Our 18 diverse International English-taught Master's programs combine academic innovation, an inspiring mosaic of cultures, and a unique opportunity for a-once-in-a-lifetime MultiExperience.


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