Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies / Teaching & Diversity in Early Childhood Education
Walden University

Program Details

The online early childhood education degree is available from Walden University as the Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies and offers a concentration in Teaching Diversity in Early Childhood Education.  This is a non-licensure degree program that deepens your understanding of the ways diversity affects development and learning in early childhood.  With this online teaching degree, students study specific special needs along with the impact of living in poverty and the effects of stress, violence, and trauma.  Coursework offers practical strategies and tools for working with, and teaching, young children, including ways to plan curriculums, create caring and respectful environments, and improve developmental and learning outcomes.  

This online master’s in early childhood studies 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.


  • 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

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island