List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students pursuing degrees in Education can specialize in several concentrations within the area of study. The field of Education is constantly in need of well trained and educated individuals to further teach an impressionable younger student body the core fundamentals in academics. Education degrees concentrations can be in elementary, secondary or post-secondary, special needs, technology or counseling and administrative roles.

A specific area of study in an Education degree program is Early Childhood education or also known as elementary education. Elementary education is an education level that includes kindergarten thru fifth grade. Most children enroll in elementary school starting with kindergarten (usually five to six years old) and finish secondary education with twelfth grade (usually eighteen years old). Education in elementary settings can range from public schooling, private institutions or home schooling. Student teachers will be responsible for creating lesson plans, disciplinary actions, fostering creativity as well as exude proper ethics and professional behavior.

Student pursuing education degrees with the concentration of elementary education can alleviate the growing need of well-trained and educated professionals, willing and able to inform, educate and influence the lives of children. Teachers, public or private, have the abilities to develop school aged children into socialized and intuitive individuals ready to take on the next level of education in high school or even college.

Graduates of an early childhood educational degree options will demonstrate the core abilities in basic education requirements in teaching, research, applied course work (internships, residencies, externships, work/study programs) and social activities of universities. Student teachers will be able to obtain entry-level career opportunities, teaching and substitute-teaching in addition to using the degree as foundation for further educational aspirations at the Masters or Doctorate level of education.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure). An increasing emphasis on early childhood education programs, and a general movement toward universal prescho...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (Licensure)

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education is a program for students seeking knowledge and expertise in the field of early childhood development and teaching. The National Association fo...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    44
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education is a program for students seeking knowledge and expertise in the field of early childhood development and teaching. The National Association fo...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS - Early Childhood Education

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement. Capella University's online master's in early childhood education program prepares you to design h...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    46
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Early Childhood Education

This strand is designed for those who have a strong passion for teaching young children, ages birth through age 8, and who believe that children learn best through active, hands-on learning. Candi...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Education in Special Education OR/WA Endorsement (Early Childhood/Elementary)

The Concordia Special Education M.Ed. program prepares educators to teach the full continuum of students with disabilities (students with Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Severe Disabilities). Thi...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Liberty University has designed the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree program to suit the busy lifestyles of working professional students in an online format. Students with a ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberty University has designed a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree program with an interdisciplinary studies focus to suit the busy lifestyles of working professional studen...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Master of Education (M.Ed.) / Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

Liberty University offers an online Master of Education degree with a concentration in Teaching and Learning and a focus on Early Childhood Education.  The degree program is suitable for teac...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Undergraduate Certificate in Preschool Studies

The Undergraduate Certificate in Preschool Studies program is designed for students that would like to instruct within early childhood educational programs like preschools or day care centers. The...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Preschool

The Graduate Certificate in Preschool program at Liberty University will help strengthen the student’s knowledge of childhood development and behavior. Students within the program will be ta...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

BA Child Developement

Be an advocate for kids. With your online Bachelor of Arts in Child Development degree from Ashford University, you will study the stages of development from infancy through adolescence. M...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA Early Childhood Education Infant and Toddler Care

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree consist of 120 required credit hours. Graduates of the program should have the capability to analyze the weight that families and communiti...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA Early Childhood Education Administration Infant and Toddler Care Specialization

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree consist of 120 required credit hours. Graduates of the program should have the capability to analyze the weight that families and communiti...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MA Education Child Development

The Master of Arts in Education is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge in education in order to prepare them to be educational leaders. Students in the program are taught areas of ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MA Education Early Childhood Education

The Master of Arts in Education is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge in education in order to prepare them to be educational leaders. Students in the program are taught areas of ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

This online bachelor’s degree builds on the foundations of early childhood development best practices while also preparing you to become a leader in the early childhood field. Graduates can ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Post University offers an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education Degree that is well suited for students who wish to have a positive influence on the education of children from birth to...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Child Studies

Post University offers a Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Degree that is well suited for students who wish to influence and improve the educational growth of children. Students will gain in-de...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Education- AS Degree*

Online degree programs allow for students to earn their degree on a schedule that is suitable for them. The Early Childhood Education- AS Degree*, offered by Penn Foster College, introduces studen...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    63
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Children's Learning & Development

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Early Care & Education

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of General Studies / Child Development

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Education / Early Childhood Unified

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    127
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Education / Early Childhood Unified with ESOL Minor

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    142
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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