Online Early Childhood Degrees

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For people whose location or work schedule makes it difficult to pursue a campus-based, full-time degree program, there are online Early Childhood degree program options at all levels (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.) available from accredited schools across the country.



Rasmussen College
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate or Diploma
  • Associate’s in ECE or Child Development
  • Bachelor’s completion program in ECE Leadership

USC Rossier
Master of Arts in Teaching Online

Fordham University
Online Master of Science in Teaching

Master's in School Counseling Online

Master’s Degree in School Counseling Online

Vanderbilt Peabody College
Online Master’s with School Counseling

Capella University
Online Master's in Early Childhood Education

Concordia University
Online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood Education

Even some “completely online” programs may require you to visit campus a handful of times, so it’s always a good idea to ask the school personnel specifically how much on-campus time is required.

Real Students Talk About Online ECE Degrees

Current students are the best source of unbiased information on what it’s like to earn an early childhood education degree online. That’s why we interviewed real students from notable online programs about their experiences. Below, ValindaJo Barkley of Arizona State University and Courtney Cruz of Youngstown State University break down the structure of their online degree programs, and advise you on how to balance working full-time with earning a degree online.

Arizona State University

Youngstown State University

The list below represents the result of our exhaustive research across hundreds of college and university websites. We hope that it gives you a good head start in researching your options!

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