Online Degree Programs

Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education Online

non-licensure Fast Track Program

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Program Overview

Are you ready to help shape the minds of tomorrow? UToledo’s online bachelor’s degree in early childhood education (non-licensure track) is designed for those students who hold an associate degree in early childhood education from an accredited institution. Our program combines the latest in theory, research, and practice methods to help children thrive individually and as part of an engaged community. UToledo’s faculty in field of early childhood education includes nationally-recognized scholars who are active in schools and agencies at the local, state, and national levels. 

Benefits of UToledo

The University of Toledo is a 4 year, public, regionally accredited university that has been serving students since 1872. As a student, you will enjoy: direct contact with your Success Coach and advisors, and interactive faculty to help you achieve your goals. UToledo also has many resources that a large institution offers such as; eTutoring, IT Help Desk, and eLibrary.

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This online early education degree is designed for preschool, daycare, and early learning educators and administrators. It’s a non-licensure program that will not allow graduates to teach in public schools. The curriculum is built around the following fundamental early childhood education principles:

    • The teacher is the decision-maker,
    • Learning is relationship-based; relationships between adults and children and between children and their peers are crucial to development and success.
    • Active partnerships with families strengthen children's learning and potential.
    • Learning can and should be individualized to meet the needs of every young child, including those with disabilities.


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Most positions in the field of early childhood education involve working directly with young children in teaching, administrative, or leadership positions.

Graduates with a non-licensure bachelor’s degree in early childhood education typically pursue a master’s degree in the field or work in administrative and supportive roles in schools, agencies, and similar organizations.

Explore employment statistics of preschool and childcare center directors and preschool teachers to learn more about job prospects.

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 Plan of Study

Admission requirements

*Students who do not qualify for direct admission may be admitted to Exploratory Studies in University College.

*Applicants must also be employed at an early care and education program serving infants, toddlers or preschoolers for a minimum of 20 hours per week. 

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Last Updated: 4/25/23