Online Early Childhood Studies Programs

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At a Glance

Next Start Date: November 30, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

Accreditation: CAEP Accredited

 

Why choose Walden’s online Early Childhood Education programs? 

book iconAccredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

group iconLearn from a curriculum that is aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

pen iconGet hands-on training with two field experiences in different areas of expertise: infants and toddlers and children in grades P–3.

student support iconEarn your degree your way with a course-based or tempo competency based learning track.

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  • BS in Early Childhood Studies (Course-based and Tempo Competency-based options)
  • MS in Early Childhood Studies (Course-based and Tempo Competency-based options)
CAEP Accredited Provider

Walden University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden University earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.

CAEP accreditation is based on a review of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s initial teacher preparation programs—the BS in Elementary Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education—and advanced educator preparation programs—the EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration and the MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration. Three of these programs were reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which defines content-area standards for programs, and achieved national recognition: Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education, EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration, and MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration.