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Ph.D. in Education - Early Childhood Education

Walden University



With the growing change in family and workplace demographics, there is an equally developing need for individuals who have the ability to work with early childhood development in a diverse setting. That is why the Walden University has created their online Ph.D. in Education - Early Childhood Education degree program.

This fully online degree offers a flexible option for gaining the expertise that is required for creating new educational programs that are based on emerging research and development in order to aid in the early years of education.

Through The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, students will study new paradigms for early learning, and will work to attain the knowledge that is needed for working in key positions in college teaching, research endeavors, leadership positions and advocacy roles addressing the young child, birth through age 8.

Graduates of this online early childhood education program will have the knowledge that is needed for working in positions, such as:

  • Preschool teacher
  • Day care provider
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Child librarian
  • Education administrator
  • Curriculum instructor

All applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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