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MS in Early Childhood Studies

Walden University shares your commitment to education, and is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness.

Develop the practical strategies and tools required to plan curricula, and strengthen your ability to create caring and respectful learning environments.

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Walden's MS in Early Childhood Studies program now offers two ways to complete your program. Choose from traditional Course-based learning or Tempo Competency-based options.

This unique option allows you to:

  • Set your schedule, learning when and how works best for you
  • Use your work experience to speed your progress
  • Control your cost through a subscription-based model

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: March 2, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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Two Ways to Learn

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree. Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Time Structured schedule Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships*
Accreditation
Specializations
Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Time
Structured schedule Flexible Schedule
Pace
Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition
Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships*
Accreditation
Specializations

*May not be available for all degree programs

 

Tempo Learning

Administration Management and Leadership

Learn how to apply evidence-based instructional and assessment practices to support student literacy and learning across content areas.

 

Course-Based

Teaching Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Learn practical strategies and tools required to address diversity and how you can create a caring and respectful environment.

 

Tempo Learning

Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings

Zero in on teaching and learning at the preschool level, with a focus on planning and implementing lessons and assessments for young learners.

More about our MS in Early Childhood Studies program

Prepare for roles in a variety of areas in the early childhood field, including:*

  • Child and family advocacy
  • Public policy
  • Child development
  • Parent/family education
  • Professional development
  • Higher education
  • Working with young children
  • Program management

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
 
Our enrollment specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

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.

Why earn your MS in Early Childhood Studies at Walden?

"Walden is so much more than an online university; it is a university that cares about your success as a person."

Seletha Tucker | MS in Early Childhood Studies Graduate and EdD Student

Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification

Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.waldenu.edu/edulicensure.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.