Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies / Administration, Management & Leadership
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers an online educational leadership degree, the Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Administration, Management & Leadership.  This online early childhood education degree is designed for individuals interested in starting or managing child-care centers or development programs.  Courses provide the knowledge and skills needed to create child-centered programs promoting positive learning experiences for all children.  Students will learn how to plan and manage budgets and how to recruit, evaluate, and motivate qualified staff while also studying regulatory compliance to ensure child safety.  Graduates are prepared to:

  • Encourage learning for all children through curricula and programmatic content
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and other state codes
  • Communicate effectively with family and the community about the center and its programs
  • Market the program in your community

This degree utilizes a course-based format with preset start and end dates that help you manage your schedule.  All students learn the same material at the same time.

Requirements

  • 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

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of New York and Rhode Island.