Early Chilhood Edcation, M.Ed.

Online Master's in Early Childhood Education

Ranked in the Top 10 Online M.Ed. Programs

If you are an Early Childhood Educator who believes in teaching from a child development perspective and knows the importance of a holistic education including play, this program is for you.

The Champlain online Master's degree in Early Childhood Education will engage you on a deeper level as an early educator. Our unique, project-based approach to learning is tailored to allow you to work independently in your online courses and apply the content to your current position in the field of early childhood education. The online Master's in Early Childhood Education curriculum is also geared to connecting you with the early childhood community in your area.

  • Earn your Master's in Early Childhood Education online while working full-time.

    Among the first colleges to offer full degree programs online, Champlain has been a leader in online education since 1993. Champlain’s asynchronous schedule gives you complete flexibility on when and where you do your coursework.

  • Build on your repertoire of approaches for creating developmentally appropriate curriculum

    In collaboration with your professors and your online counterparts from across the nation, you will get ideas and learn best practices for facilitating child-centered curriculums in our M.Ed. Early Childhood Education degree program.

  • Develop your skills in setting up imaginative play areas that support learning.

    Learn specific tactics for observing where children choose to play on their own and how to enrich those environments that motivate students to learn through their play.
  • Distinguish yourself as a professional in the field.

    The Early Childhood Education Master's Degree online program will add to your existing knowledge and equip you with necessary and up-to-date skills and approaches for assessing children’s development, observing and documenting behavior, supporting children and families, supporting children with special needs, and addressing early childhood education professional standards, policies, procedures, practices and perspectives.

  • Specialized courses

    The online degree in early childhood education has specialized courses that allow you to choose a path focused either on Special Education, Teaching or Administration for Early Childhood Education.

Note that the M.Ed. is not a licensure program. Contact your state's department of education for information regarding specific licensure requirements.

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Champlain College is continuously recognized for its superior online degree programs, and holds regional accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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