Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s M.S. in Early Childhood Studies. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theory in early childhood, and gain the practical skills needed to create environments where children learn and grow.
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s M.S. in Early Childhood Studies. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theory in early childhood, and gain the practical skills needed to create environments where children learn and grow. Choose from specializations that can prepare you to work as an administrator in child care programs or centers, impact public policy, teach fellow early childhood educators, or educate diverse populations more effectively.

Specializations
  • Administration, Management, and Leadership
  • Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field
  • Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are of high quality and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Application deadline Any time
  • Start date
    Any time
  • Credits
    33 credits
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Educational variant Part-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible
  • Structure
    Fully structured
  • Student interaction
    No interaction at all
  • Attendance
    No Attendance
  • Teacher support
    Continuous support with feedback on request
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.

Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.

Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Technological Requirements

Access to a computer and the Internet
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