Depending on the specialization you choose, our master’s in child development program can prepare you for a variety of rewarding roles in the early childhood field, including:*

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of education administrator positions in preschool and childcare will grow by 17% through 2022.*
  • The number of childcare workers is predicted to increase by 14% through 2022.*
  • Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 17% through 2022—faster than the average of all occupations.*

Expand Your Career Options

Prepare for a variety of roles in the early childhood field, including:

  • Child and family advocate
  • Public policy coordinator
  • Child development instructor
  • Professional development facilitator
  • Lecturer in early childhood studies
  • Child care administrator
  • Assistant director of a child care center
  • Director of a child care center or program
  • Owner of a child care center
  • Preschool director
  • Program administrator for early childhood programs

 

Career Outlook

As the development of high-quality programs and services for young children increasingly becomes a priority, career options in the early childhood field are predicted to grow.

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of education administrator positions in preschool and childcare will grow by 17% through 2022.
  • The number of childcare workers is predicted to increase by 14% through 2022.
  • Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 17% through 2022—faster than the average for all occupations.

Download our PDF for more information about Early Childhood careers.

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco (viewed online January 30, 2015).

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My expertise is essential to my employer. Since graduation, I have been called upon in planning, monitoring, and organizing in-service training and professional development for teachers in the visual arts, as well as school leaders.
“Studying with Walden has opened doors in terms of authentic application of my studies to my current teaching career. What I learned at Walden was truly utilized at my job.”
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