Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies / Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood Settings (Tempo Learning)
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies is an online early childhood education degree with a concentration in Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings which is offered as a Tempo Learning program.  In this concentration, students focus on teaching and learning at the preschool level by exploring developmentally appropriate practices.  Courses build upon theories and types of play as you learn about curriculum, assessment, and instruction to plan and implement units, lessons, and assessments.  Graduates will have improved their knowledge and skills that allow them to meet the diverse needs of families and children, including children with special needs and English language learners.  With this online master’s in early childhood education degree, competencies are grouped within Areas of Expertise:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Perspectives on Diversity & Equity
  • Communication & Collaboration in the EC Field
  • Foundations: Early Childhood Studies
  • Issues & Trends in the Early Childhood Field
  • Effective Programs & Practices
  • Building Research Competencies
  • Teaching and Learning Specialization

The Tempo Learning method is a competency-based and self-paced option for working professionals.  Students’ progress is measured by the mastery or demonstration of skills, abilities, and knowledge in a particular area of study.  This 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.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island