Master of Science in Education

Child Life

The Child Life program prepares you to be a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). As a graduate of the program, you’ll become a child development expert who works to ensure that life remains as normal as possible for children in a wide variety of health care settings and other challenging environments. 

The MS in Child Life is a full-time program offered in a cohort format. New cohorts begin in both the Summer and Fall semesters.

The School of Education at Edgewood College is the only college in Wisconsin that offers students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in Child Life.

Why get a masters degree
  • Going to Edgewood College to pursue my dream job as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) will forever be one of my greatest decisions. As a student, I knew I was getting the best support possible, as I began my professional journey. Not only did the coursework taught by multiple CCLS’ prepare me for a child life practicum and internship, the amazing volunteer and community-based opportunities I received enhanced my skill set, making me feel ready for these next steps in becoming a CCLS. At Edgewood College, with the guidance of highly skilled professors, you will feel guided and cared for. As a practicing CCLS, I am beyond excited about the work that is continuing to be done at Edgewood College to lead students into this incredible career path.
    Lauren Vanden Heuvel '17