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Education Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education Online

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Are you ready to help teach the students of tomorrow and inspire a new generation of young learners? The online educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree is available through UToledo’s post-master’s graduate program.

The degree track allows students to pursue an area of specialization and emphasizes practice and practical skill-building. Specific areas represented are curriculum and instruction, educational technology, elementary education, secondary education, and career and technical education.


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.


The Ed.S. in early childhood education is designed for individuals involved curriculum development, teaching, and supervision of young children. This terminal degree provides patterns of study for teachers and supervisors who want an education beyond the master’s degree as a specialist, but are not interested in a pursuing doctoral degree. For the program requirements of a specific area, contact a faculty advisor.


Ohio graduates with an advanced degree in early childhood education typically work in leadership positions in preschool, Head Start, kindergarten, or Montessori school settings.

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Regardless of role, all professionals in this field typically have direct contact with children and work closely with them to develop social, behavioral, and academic skills.

The career prospects are generally stable and favorable, particularly for those individuals with advanced training and practical experience.

Explore employment statistics for preschool and childcare center directors to learn more about career prospects in the field.


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Last Updated: 11/17/20