Early Childhood Education (M.S.)
Enhance your professional skills in early childhood education through an online master's program ranked among the Top 10 nationwide.
UND's online Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Education is a non-licensing degree that prepares you to address the educational needs of children under the age of eight, in a variety of settings.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2+ years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Early Childhood Education at UND?
The online M.S. in Early Childhood Education combines theory and research with practical experience. You begin with the belief that the child is a born learner and, as a teacher, you must be an open-minded observer who develops early learning curriculum with the child in mind.
The child is always at the center of our online ECE program. Through online courses and a classroom practicum, you will learn educational methods that emphasize young children in the context of their:
In addition, through a partnership with the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, we offer Aim4Excellence, an online national Director Credential for Early Childhood administrators.
Teacher Education programs at UND are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The ECE online program follows the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Top Online Early Childhood Education Program in the Nation
Every accredited early childhood education program offers education, but not every program prepares students to make a real impact the way UND does. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for early childhood education. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top online Education program.
#2 - Most Affordable Online Master's in Early Childhood Education according to BestValueSchools.com
#21 - Best online graduate education program for veterans according to U.S. News & World Report.