Online Degree Programs

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education Online

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Are you ready to help shape the minds of tomorrow? UToledo’s online master’s degree in early childhood education (non-licensure track) 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 the field of early childhood education includes nationally-recognized scholars who are active in schools and agencies at the local, state, and national levels.


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 online master degree in early childhood education is designed for preschool, childcare, and early learning educators and administrators. It’s a non-licensure program that will not allow graduates to teach students above 3 years of age 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


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

Graduates with a non-licensure master’s degree in early childhood education typically pursue a terminal degree in the field or director-level roles in schools, agencies, and similar organizations.

Explore employment statistics in preschool management  to learn more about job prospects.


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Last Updated: 7/31/22