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  • 1.  online master's program

    Posted 03-06-2023 02:55 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    I really enjoy reading the different information that passes through this forum. I gain a lot of great ideas and insight into a variety of topics! I'm currently evaluating various online master's options in Early Childhood Education. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of programs you have participated in. I have been in the field for almost 25 years, working in the classroom for the first 7 years and then in an administrative role. I am currently working as a consultant and trainer. I'd love to find something that has a focus in birth to 5. My work has been and will continue to be in a preschool setting. I greatly appreciate any insight and suggestions you may have!

    Thank you for your time!


    Jennifer White
    Family Outreach and Education Coordinator
    Bright Beginnings Early Learning Program
    Houston TX

  • 2.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 03-07-2023 06:54 AM

    Good morning,

    I would recommend Champlain College. I'm currently completing an online Master's in Early Childhood Education with them. I looked at multiple programs and ultimately chose this one because of the focus on Early Childhood Education. My experience has been fantastic.

    Wishing you well on your search!

    Judith Clark
    Training Specialist
    Nolanville TX

  • 3.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 03-07-2023 09:21 AM

    Hi Jennifer!

    Towson University in MD has a great Early Childhood Ed program. I know they were running a completely virtual, online cohort, but I'm not sure when they're starting again. It's a great university with a large education department!

    Catheryn Debevec
    Early Childhood Education Manager
    Maryland Science Center
    Baltimore MD

  • 4.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 03-08-2023 11:46 AM

    I got my master's degree at California Baptist University in Riverside, Ca. They have a great online master's program! Good luck on your future endeavors! 

    Heather Uribe
    Faith Lutheran Preschool
    Yucaipa CA

  • 5.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 04-09-2023 08:53 AM

    I earned my Master of Science degree in Early Childhood and Family Development from Missouri State University.  The program is offered all online.  I was happy with my experience.

    Jennifer Crouch
    Center Director
    Ozarks Technical Community College Early Childhood Education Center
    Springfield MO

  • 6.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 03-09-2023 10:31 AM


    I am in Texas and did a Master in Early Childhood Education online through Stephen F. Austin University. I enjoyed the program very much and recommend it!

    Clarissa Flores
    Education Director
    Circle C Child Development Center
    Austin TX

  • 7.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 03-26-2023 10:11 AM

    Hello Jennifer, I received my Master's in Educational Leadership, with an Early Childhood Ed concentration from University of North Florida.  The program is fully online, and was a fantastic experience.  They accept applicants for Fall and Spring semesters.  All the best to you and your new pursuits!

    Tawanda Brown
    Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
    Northwest Florida State College
    Crestview FL

  • 8.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 03-27-2023 08:07 PM


    You're a few mouse clicks away (and just a few miles) from one of the top rated online Master's programs in the country--the University of Houston.

    We offer several online graduate programs to help working professionals advance their careers while maintaining a flexible schedule. In 2023 U.S. News & World Report ranked our online master's degree programs No. 10 in the country.
    Online degree offerings:
    M.Ed. in curriculum & instruction (with specialties in bilingual/ESL education; early childhood education; health science education; learning, design and technology; mathematics education; or reading and language arts education)
    M.Ed. in higher education
    M.Ed. in special populations

    Come take a class from me! :)


    Carrie Cutler
    Co-Lead Facilitator for the Early Math Interest Forum
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Houston
    The Woodlands TX

  • 9.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 04-03-2023 01:43 PM

    Hi Jennifer,
    Finding a Master's degree program that works for you and your life is complicated. It took me many years to find the right fit. I am currently enrolled at Portland State University. Classes are roughly 11-week with short breaks in between, and the program is year-round with 4 semesters. I really love the program so far. Classes are interesting, engaging, and applicable to the work we do. There is a sense of community even though it's an online program. Best of luck in finding a good fit!

    Early Childhood: Inclusive Education and Curriculum and Instruction Masters Degree Programs | Early Childhood: Inclusive Education and Curriculum & Instruction (

    Sarah Witkiewicz
    Early Childhood Specialist
    Rocky Hill, CT

  • 10.  RE: online master's program

    Posted 04-11-2023 05:47 PM

    I also graduated from Portland State's program a few years back and really enjoyed it. The instructors are passionate, the coursework is relevant, and the workload is manageable.

    Hope you find the right program for you! Best of luck! 

    Natalie Hendricks
    Online Community Manager
    Good 2 Know Network
    Redwood City CA