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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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:

Education Specialist in Early Childhood Education

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
  • Credit Type:

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
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Post-Master's Certificate in Early Childhood Education

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:

Undergraduate Certificate in Infant & Toddler Care

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

Early Childhood-12 & 7-12 Teacher Certification

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

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Earn your degree in Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education from National University...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Skill Specific Certificate in Education - Early Childhood Studies - Early Childhood Center Director

Macomb Community College offers a Skill Specific Certificate in Early Childhood Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Center Director. The hybrid environment of this program offers students ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Education Certificate

Marshall University offers a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education designed for certified and licensed teachers in elementary education who want a Pre-K endorsement on their profession...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

Online Early Childhood Education Series Certificate of Completion

Portland State University offers an Online Early Childhood Education Series Certificate of Completion that is well suited for individuals who wish to enhance their professional knowledge on early ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

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

Certificate of Completion in Adolescent Development

The Education programs at Rio Salado are designed to be incremental and sequential – one level is incorporated into the next level. Faculty assist students to move from one educational level...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    19
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

The Child Development program is a theory-based, hands-on program that offers opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of children and families and the unique teaching and learning...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:

University Certificate in Autism & Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood

Students can earn the online University Certificate in Autism & Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood  at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin through a partnership with t...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist Certificate

Earn your degree in Early Childhood Special Education Specialist Certificate from University of Colorado Denver...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Certificate

The University of Kentucky (UK) offers an online Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Certificate. This certificate program is approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standard Board...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Education

The University of West Alabama offers a certificate in Early Childhood Education. This certificate is offered online and can be completed after taking 33 credit hours.Students seeking ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Administration Certificate

The Early Childhood Administrative Certificate is committed to making quality education accessible, building creative learning environments, and developing more effective ways of providing quality...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Early Childhood Education

The 27-Unit Certificate program is designed to equip students with a firm foundation of knowledge in the Early Education field.  The certificate is ideal for students looking to complete 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:
    27
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood Education

Allen Community College offers a Certificate in Early Childhood Education for students interested in becoming an educator at the early childhood level. Students will learn about the psychological ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
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Child Development Essentials (CDA) Program

Bellingham Technical College offers a Child Development Certificate for students and educators who are interested in improving their credential as a knowledgeable professional in the care and educ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    3
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Early Childhood Education

To enroll in California University of Pennsylvania’s Early Childhood Education program, interested individuals must be a certified teacher. This certification program offered by Cal U is designed for...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:

Early Childhood & Youth Development - Certificate

The Dakota County Technical College offers a Certificate in Early Childhood & Youth Development. This program is designed to prepare students to work in a child care center, preschool, assista...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    17
  • Credit Type:

Child Development - Administrator Enhanced Skills Certificate

Eastfield College offers an online Child Development Administrator Enhanced Skills Certificate for students who have completed or are currently working on a Child Development Associate of Applied ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:

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