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.

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USC Rossier Online offers emerging and experienced education leaders multiple online graduate degree programs.

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

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.

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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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