Certification and Degrees

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If you’re wondering what’s required to earn an early childhood teaching credential or license in your—or any other—state, you’ve come to the right place!

All of our information on teacher certification is straight from each state’s department of education website and includes links to pages you need for forms, applications, exams and more detailed information.

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Fordham University's online Master of Science in Teaching program prepares aspiring teachers (grades 1–6) for initial teaching certification or dual certification in teaching and special education.

Rasmussen College, School of Education - Online 9-month ECE Certificate, Online Bachelor’s in ECE Leadership

Capella University - Online Master's in Early Childhood Education

Concordia University – Portland - Online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with Concentration in Early Childhood Education

Click on any of the states (or D.C.!) below to find out:

  • Requirements for early childhood teaching certification with links to the official state department of education website
  • Information about some of the top schools in the state offering bachelor, master’s and/or doctorate degrees in early childhood education
  • The names of various professional organizations for teachers
  • Where to look for job ads for open teacher positions
  • What early childhood education-focused blogs you should follow

Also, check out our lists of colleges that are closing the gender gap between male and female teachers in our article “20 Top Teacher Education Colleges for Men“, as well as our comprehensive list of Online Early Childhood Degrees.

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