Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies / Administration, Management & Leadership (Tempo Learning)
Walden University

Program Details

Gain the skills you need to start or manage a child care center or development program. In this specialization, you will learn to create child-centered programs that promote positive learning experiences for all children. Discover how to plan and manage budgets as well as recruit, evaluate, and motivate qualified staff. You will learn how to ensure child safety through regulatory compliance and explore ways to market your program in your community.

This program offers Tempo Learning™ – a self-paced, competency-based education option for working professionals, meaning that your progress is measured by the mastery or demonstration of skills, abilities, and knowledge in a particular area of study.

Tempo Learning® is priced as an all-you-can-learn model, where students subscribe to 3-month learning periods instead of paying for courses or credit hours.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission