Enhance your knowledge and skill set to work with children in our competency-based master’s in early childhood studies degree program.
Few professions are as rewarding as those that nurture children’s developmental needs. Our non-licensure MS in Early Childhood Studies delivered through Tempo Learning® will improve your ability to work with children in diverse environments so you can promote positive learning experiences for all children and will empower you to:
The MS in Early Childhood Studies program delivered through Tempo Learning® by Walden is a custom-paced, competency-based education option for working professionals, meaning that your progress is measured by the mastery or demonstration of skills, abilities, and knowledge in a particular area of study.
Each competency we include in your path to a degree has been carefully designed by expert faculty with input from employers, with your education and future employment in mind.
This custom-paced online program allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.
Tempo Learning® provides an innovative way for you to control how you work toward your degree.
Graduates of the MS in Early Childhood Studies program will be prepared to:
Through this self-paced online program for working professionals, you can learn and advance by completing a series of competencies on your own schedule. Tempo Learning lets you accomplish your education goals at your pace, with faculty available to assist you when you need help. Plus, your prior experience may help you advance as you demonstrate what you already know through competency assessments – which can save you time and money.
We’ve designed our competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies program not only to help you succeed in your career as the field continues to grow—but also to make earning your degree more achievable. Spend less time covering information you’ve already mastered, and apply your new knowledge to make an immediate difference on the job.
To learn more and find out if a competency-based format is right for you, contact an enrollment advisor today at 1-855-598-3427.
Walden University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden University earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.
Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification
This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.