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When Nobel-prize winning economist James J. Heckman declared that a high quality early childhood education is the key to our nation’s future, people listened. His work revealed that inequality in early childhood education has long-term consequences that too often include compromised achievement, health, and success in adulthood. Conversely, an investment in early education for disadvantaged children younger than age 5 has been shown to reduce the achievement gap, increase the likelihood of healthier lifestyles, reduce the need for special education later in life, while lowering the crime rate and resulting in a net cost benefit for society as a whole.

He went on to report that a more level and productive playing field can be created by making wise and timely investments in effective education – an investment that begins with adequately preparing early childhood educators to be effective in the classroom.

Funding for today’s early childhood education programs comes from state, local, federal, and private sources, and sometimes a combination of two or more. Although adequate funding is crucial, a large number of state and federal policy makers and national advocacy groups argue that the key to quality early childhood education ultimately hinges on dedicated, personally vested early childhood teachers committed to the success of their students.

Early Childhood Education Degree Program Components

In an attempt to ensure that all early childhood education teachers throughout the nation possess the skills and knowledge to educate our nation’s youngest learners, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) developed the NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs in 2009, which are used to “promote the unifying themes that define the early childhood profession.”

The NAEYC Standards are designed for the early childhood education profession, across all degree levels, from associate to graduate degree programs.

The NAEYC believes that early childhood educators should possess a broad knowledge of development and learning when dealing with young children from birth to age 8. Early childhood teachers should also have in-depth knowledge in at least two of the three periods of early childhood education: infants/toddlers; preschool/pre-k; and early primary grades.

Early childhood degree programs focus on today’s inclusive early childhood settings, including those that accommodate children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Finally, these degree programs should prepare preschool teachers to work in the following roles:

  • Early childhood educator roles (e.g., early childhood classroom teachers, family childcare providers, Head Start teachers, and paraprofessionals in public schools)
  • Home-family support roles (e.g., home visitors, family advocates, child protective services workers, or parent educators)
  • Professional support roles (e.g., early childhood administrators in childcare or Head Start programs; staff trainers; peer/program mentors; or advocates at the community, state, or national level)

Hands-on clinical and field experiences are an important component of NAEYC Standards, as the NAEYC recognizes that these experiences are critical to high-quality professional preparation.

Associate’s Degree Programs

Associate’s degree programs in early childhood education are designed to prepare students to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program; to work as a teacher or teacher assistant in a private or federally funded preschool program; or to earn the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (associate-level programs provide the 120 hours of required professional education necessary to achieve the credential).

Associate degree programs aligned with the NAEYC include at least 260 filed hours observing and/or teaching children; at least 45 hours of English Language Learning (ELL); and an integration of developmental disabilities in all courses. Associate degrees in early childhood education provide students with in-depth instruction in effective techniques for supervising children from birth to age 8.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education is usually the minimum requirement for earning a teaching license/certificate to teach preschool in a public school setting, and it is fast becoming a requirement for lead preschool teachers in other settings, as well. A bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare students by providing them with the skills and teaching methodology required to create and implement optimal learning environments for children from birth through age 8.

Bachelor’s degree programs provide instruction in learning strategies for facilitating children’s cognitive development and for nurturing their language, motor, psychosocial and problem solving skills.

For individuals seeking initial state licensure/certification as an early childhood educator, bachelor’s degree programs in early childhood education are part of state-approved teacher preparation programs, which include all necessary components for licensure.

Fieldwork is an important component of these programs, in which students engage in the observation of childhood education in the classroom, as well as supervised practicum experiences.

Courses found in colleges and schools that offer bachelor’s degree programs in early childhood education often include:

  • Classroom management
  • Cultural/social foundations of education
  • Educational psychology
  • Teaching students with exceptionalities in inclusive settings
  • Issues in early childhood education
  • Special needs of children and their families
  • Assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of the young child
  • Child development
  • Early social and emotional development
  • Language and literacy development
  • Integrated math and science in early childhood

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate programs in early childhood education are designed for preschool teachers seeking positions at the supervisory or administrative level and for preschool teachers looking to advance their career, earn a higher salary, or meet professional development requirements set forth by their state board of education.

Many candidates applying for an initial state license/certification through an alternative teacher preparation program also often pursue graduate degrees if they already possess an undergraduate degree.

Graduate programs may be designed as post-baccalaureate certificate programs, master’s degree programs (M.A., M.S., M.A.T., or M.Ed.), and even Ph.D. programs. Graduate programs include coursework, applied activities, and in-person clinical experiences designed to equip students with specialized skills and advanced knowledge in early childhood pedagogy, technology, administration, community collaboration and policy analysis.

A typical master’s degree program in early childhood education includes coursework such as:

  • Psychology of learning and development for education
  • Human learning
  • Conception to early childhood
  • Development: Conception through Early Childhood
  • Introduction to research methodology
  • Educational/psychological measurement
  • Sociology of Education
  • Education and Society
  • Teaching children in inclusive classrooms
  • Teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Program Standards

Since their creation, the NAEYC Standards have been used in higher education accreditation systems, in state policy development, and by professional development programs. The NAEYC developed these Standards based on the following unifying themes:

Shared professional values – This involves a commitment to diversity and inclusion; a respect for the family, the community, and for cultures; as well as a reliance upon a number of guiding principles of child development and learning.

Inclusion of the broad range of ages and settings – The NAEYC recognizes early childhood as birth through age 8. Standards are therefore designed to support professional preparation in any number of work settings, including:

  • Primary grades
  • Infant and toddler care
  • Family child care
  • Early intervention
  • Government and private agencies
  • Higher education institutions
  • Organizations that advocate for young children and their families

A shared set of outcomes – This includes an outline for the common expectations associated with professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

A multidisciplinary approach – This involves an emphasis on the assessment of developmental outcomes.

Accredited Early Childhood Educator Teacher Preparation Programs by State

High quality early childhood educator preparation programs can be found in every state as well as online. From certificates to associate degrees, to bachelor’s degree programs to graduate degrees, programs designed to prepare educators to effectively teach our youngest members of society exist at all levels. Many of these programs have part-time or online options, allowing you to study at your own pace, even while holding down a full-time job.

If you already hold an undergraduate degree in an area other than education, programs also exist for students looking to switch fields and become early childhood educators. Early childhood educator preparation programs are accredited by agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Consult this list of accredited programs to find the early childhood educator preparation program in your state (or online) that is best suited to your individual interests and needs.

Alabama

Alabama A&M University Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education– Normal and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Alternative Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Education Specialist- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Alabama State University College of Education Department of Early Childhood Education– Montgomery and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Special Education (P-12)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood
    • Master of Education – Special Education (P-12)
    • Educational Specialist- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges Schools and Commission on Colleges

Athens State University College of Education – Athens

  • Degrees offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education P-3
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Auburn University College of Education – Auburn/Lee and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education
    • Master of Education (M. Ed.) – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education
    • Master of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education
    • Educational Specialist- Early Childhood
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Auburn University at Montgomery– Montgomery

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Childhood Education (Elementary & Early Childhood)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Faulkner University College of Education– Montgomery

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Jacksonville State University School of Education – Jacksonville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Master of Science – Early Childhood Alternative A (if you have a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education)
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Miles College Division of Education – Fairfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Samford University Orlean Beeson School of Education – Birmingham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary-Special Education-Early Childhood Collaborative
    • Master of Science Alternative- Early Childhood/Elementary Education 5th year (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Educational Specialist -Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The University of Alabama College of Education – Tuscaloosa and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
    • Alternative Master of Education- Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education – Birmingham and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Alternative Master of Education- Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist – Early Childhood
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood
    • Alternative Master of Educations- Early Childhood Special Education (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The University of West Alabama College of Education – Livingston and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Development (Non-Certification)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood P-3
    • Education Specialist- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of South Alabama College of Education – Mobile and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Alternative Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (for those with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education with Reading Certification
    • Educational Specialist – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage College of Education– Anchorage

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Arizona

Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College– Tempe

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education- Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Arizona Western College– Yuma and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts – Elementary with Early Childhood Education Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Brighton College– online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Child Development Associate Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Central Arizona College– Coolidge

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Applied Science- Infant-Toddler
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Cochise College– Douglas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Care and Education
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Dine College– Tsaile

  • Degree Programs:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Eastern Arizona College– Thatcher

  • Degree Programs:
    • Associate of Applied Science-Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Estrella Mountain Community College– Avondale

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Child Development Association Preparation Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Grand Canyon University – Phoenix and online

  • Degree Programs:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education And Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Khalsa Montessori Teacher Education Program – Tucson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Mesa Community College– Mesa and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science- Early Learning and Development
    • Certificate of Completion- Early Care Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northcentral University – online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy -Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Education -Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist –Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northern Arizona University College of Education – Flagstaff

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Leadership
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Paradise Valley Community College– Phoenix

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Preparation
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Penn Foster College– Scottsdale (Online)

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate – Early Childhood Education
    • Child Development Associate Undergraduate Certificate
    • Child Care Professional Career Diploma
    • Teacher Aide Career Diploma
    • Child Development Training Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Phoenix College– Phoenix

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate in Curriculum for Young Children
    • Certificate in Early Childhood Classroom Management
    • Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Administration
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education and Administration
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Pima Community College– Tucson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Basic Early Childhood Studies
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Rio Salado College– Tempe

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science- Early Childhood Administration and Management
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Arizona College of Education – Tucson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Yavapai College– Prescott and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Basic Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Arkansas

Arkansas Northeastern College– Blytheville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Arkansas State University– State University

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Arkansas State University- Beebe – Beebe

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Technical Certificate- Daycare
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Daycare
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Arkansas Tech University– Russellville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Harding University Cannon-Clary College of Education – Searcy

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education/Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Henderson State University– Arkadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Development
    • Master of Science in Education – Advanced Instructional Studies Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ozarka College– Melbourne

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Technical Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

Philander Smith College – Little Rock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

South Arkansas Community College– El Dorado

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Technical Certificate- Early Childhood Development
    • Child Development Associate Credential
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope – Hope

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development Associate
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton – Morrilton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Development
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Development
    • Technical Certificate- Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Arkansas Fort Smith– Fort Smith

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Education
    • Technical Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary Education with Pre-K Level Age 3-4 Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College – North Little Rock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Development
    • Technical Certificate- Early Childhood Development
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Development
    • Associate of Science in Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission

California

American River College– Sacramento and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Infant Specialist
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Management Specialist
    • Certificate- Family Child Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Bakersfield College– Bakersfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science – Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Job Skills Certificate- Child Development Assistant Teacher
    • Job Skills Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Master Teacher- Infant Toddler
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Master Teacher- Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Barstow Community College– Barstow and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Child Development (Level II)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Brandman University – Irvine and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education Authorization
    • Master of Arts- Special Education, Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Cabrillo College – Aptos

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Teaching
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Administration
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Curriculum Planning
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Children’s Literacy Curriculum
    • Certificate of Achievement- Infant/Toddler Care
    • Skills Certificate- Spanish/English Early Childhood Teaching
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

California State University Dominguez Hills – Carson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development
    • Master of Arts- Special Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

California State University Fresno – Fresno

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development
    • Master of Arts- Education – Early Childhood Option
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

California State University Los Angeles– Los Angeles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood/Primary
    • Master of Arts in Special Education- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Canada College– Redwood City and Online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education: Child Development
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Capital Education Institute Montessori Teacher Training– Chino

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Cerro Coso Community College– Ridgecrest

  • Degree Programs:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Site Supervisor
    • Certificate- Child Development Master Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Chabot College – Hayward

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Development
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Development Basic Teacher
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Intervention
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Intervention Assistant
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

College of Marin– Kentfield

  • Degree Programs:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

College of the Canyons – Santa Clarita

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Infant/Toddler
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Preschool
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Special Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Supervision and Administration of Children’s Programs
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

College of the Desert – Palm Desert

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education- Master Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

College of the Sequoias – Visalia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Child Development Assistant
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Teacher
    • Associate of Science- Child Development
    • Certificate- Child Development Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

College of the Siskiyous– Weed

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate-Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education Associate Teacher
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education Master Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education Program Director
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Columbia College – Sonora

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Child Development
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree)
    • Certificate- Associate Child Development Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Contra Costa College– San Pablo and online

  • Degree Programs:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori certification program only)
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cosumnes River College– Sacramento

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education, Site Supervisor
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Infant Specialist
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Master Teacher
    • Certificate of Proficiency – Early Childhood Education Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Education, Home Early Care and Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cottage Montessori Teacher Education Program – Fresno

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Cuesta College– San Luis Obispo and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cuyamaca College – El Cajon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement – Infants and Toddlers
    • Certificate of Achievement- Preschool Children
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

DeAnza College– Cupertino

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement Advanced- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement – Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Certificate of Achievement Advanced- Early Intervention/Special Education Assistant
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Diablo Valley College – Pleasant Hill

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education- Basic
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education-Master teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education-Site Supervisor
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education-Teacher
    • Certificate of Accomplishment- Early Childhood Education – Associate Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

East Los Angeles College – Monterey Park and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Skills Certificate- Family Child Care Provider
    • Skills Certificate- Children With Special Needs Emphasis
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Site Supervisor
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood- Infant/Toddler Emphasis
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

El Camino College – Torrance

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Intervention Assistant
    • Certificate of Achievement- Special Education Assistant
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Feather River College – Quincy

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Certificate of Specialization- Early Childhood Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Specialization- Early Childhood Administration
    • Certificate of Specialization- Early Childhood Master Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Foothill College– Los Altos Hills and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Program Supervision & Mentoring
    • Certificate of Specialization- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Specialization-Inclusion & Children With Special Needs
    • Certificate of Specialization-Infant and Toddler Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education – Dublin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Gavilan College – Gilroy

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Grossmont College– El Cajon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development Master Teacher
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development Site Supervisor
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Houston Montessori Center – Hayward

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Irvine Valley College – Irvine

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Achievement-Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Lake Tahoe Community College – South Lake Tahoe

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles City College – Los Angeles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Master Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Site Supervisor
    • Certificate of Specialization – Infant and Toddler Studies
    • Certificate of Specialization – Children With Special Needs
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles Mission College – Sylmar

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Accomplishment- Child Development
    • Certificate of Accomplishment- Child Development- Administration
    • Certificate of Accomplishment- Family Child Care
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development – Preschool
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development – Infant/Toddler
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development- Family Child Care
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles Southwest College – Los Angeles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles Valley College– Valley Glen

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts – Child Development- Special Education
    • Certificate of Achievement – Child Development- Associate Teacher, Preschool
    • Certificate of Achievement – Child Development-Director, Preschool
    • Certificate of Achievement – Child Development-Infant/Toddler Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement – Child Development-Teacher
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Associate Teacher, Preschool, Literacy Emphasis
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Associate Teacher, Preschool, Special Education Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Medanos College – Pittsburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Child Development
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development- Assistant Teacher
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development- Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Completion – Child Development – Infant/Toddler Care Specialization
    • Certificate of Completion – Child Development- Special Needs Care and Education Specialization
    • Certificate of Completion – Child Development- Administration of Early Childhood Programs
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center– Santa Rosa and San Jose

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Mendocino College– Ukiah

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Child Development/Family Relations
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Merced College– Merced

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate- Child Development – Early Intervention Assistant
    • Certificate- Child Development- Families in Crisis
    • Certificate- Child Development – Infant/Toddler Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Merritt College – Oakland and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development- Teacher
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development- Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development – Assistant Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development- Family Child Care
    • Certificate- Child Development – Infant/Toddler Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

MiraCosta College– Oceanside and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development- Associate Teacher
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development- Master Teacher
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development- Site Supervisor
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development- Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Master Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Site Supervisor
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Early Intervention and Inclusion
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Assistant Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Mission College– Santa Clara

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Teacher/Master Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Early Intervention Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Modesto Junior College – Modesto

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Early Intervention
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Master Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Site Supervisor
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Monterey Peninsula College – Monterey

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Montessori Center for Teacher Education – San Diego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Hills Academy Teacher Certification Program – Chula Vista

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Institute of Advanced Studies – Castro Valley

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Institute of San Diego Training Center– San Diego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy Diploma
    • Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:

Montessori Northwest– San Francisco

  • Degree Offered:
    • Montessori Primary Diploma
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Loyola University (Maryland) collaborates to offer a Master of Education: Montessori Education degree or a Certificate of Advanced Study in Montessori Education
    • Maryhurst University (Oregon) offers a Bachelor of Arts completion program in conjunction with Montessori Northwest

Montessori Teacher Academy – Dana Point

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Teacher Education Center-San Francisco Bay Area– San Leandro, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, West Covina

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Training Center– Shingle Springs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy Diploma
    • Montessori Associate Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori West Teacher Training Program – Garden Grove

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Moorpark College – Moorpark

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement – Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher/Master Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Mt. San Jacinto College – San Jacinto

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science in Child Development and Education
    • Associate in Science in Early Intervention and Inclusion
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

National University – La Jolla

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Specialization – Early Childhood Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Specialization – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Norco College – Norco

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education Assistant Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Infant & Toddler
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Intervention Assistant
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Ohlone College– Fremont

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Studies
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Oxnard College – Oxnard

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Palo Verde College – Blythe and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Assistant
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Palomar College – San Marcos

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Administration
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Administration
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
    • Associate of Science- Child and Family Services
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child and Family Services
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Early Inclusion Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Early Inclusion Teacher
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood infant/Toddler Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Teacher
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Preschool Teacher
    • Certificate of achievement – Early Childhood Preschool Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Pasadena City College – Pasadena

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
    • Associate of Science- Child Development
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development Instructional Assistant
    • Skills Certificate- Music and Movement Education for Young Children
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Point Loma Nazarene University – San Diego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Porterville College– Porterville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Pierce College – Woodland Hills

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate- Child Development Preschool Teacher
    • Certificate – Child Development Preschool Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Preschool
    • Certificate- Preschool Director
    • Certificate- Preschool Infant Care Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Rio Hondo College – Whittier

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Riverside City College – Riverside

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Studies
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Intervention Assistant
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Intervention
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Sacramento City College– Sacramento

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Education Administration
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Family Child Care
    • Certificate of Achievement- Infant Care and Education Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Saddleback College– Mission Viejo and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education – for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Occupational Skills Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Infant Toddler Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Site Supervisor
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Master Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Saint Mary’s College of California – Berkeley

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Master of Arts – Early Childhood Education with Specialization in Supervision and Leadership
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts- Montessori Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori program only)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

San Bernardino Valley College– San Bernardino

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development Early Intervention
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Early Intervention and Inclusion
    • Certificate- Child Development – Family Child Care Provider
    • Certificate- Child Development Infant/Toddler
    • Certificate- Child Development- Master Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development- Site Supervisor
    • Certificate- Child Development- Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

San Diego City College– San Diego, Miramar, Mesa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Family Child Care
    • Certificate- Home Day Care
    • Certificate of Performance- Infant/Toddler Care
    • Certificate of Performance- Child Development Assistant Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development Master Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

San Joaquin Delta College – Stockton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Associate Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Master Teacher
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santa Ana College – Santa Ana

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development- Emphasis in Infant/Toddler Teacher
    • Associate in Arts- Child Development- Emphasis in Preschool Age Care and Development
    • Certificate- Bilingual Preschool Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Teacher
    • Certificate- Infant Toddler Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santa Barbara City College– Santa Barbara

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Diversity Issues in Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Infant/Toddler Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Associate Child Care Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santa Monica Montessori Institute– Santa Monica

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Child Development Teacher
    • Certificate- Child Development Associate Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santiago Canyon College– Orange

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development Infant/Toddler
    • Certificate of Proficiency- Child Development Preschool Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Sierra College – Rocklin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Skills Certificate- Early Childhood Education Associate Teacher
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education- Master Teacher
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education- Master Teacher
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education- Site Supervisor
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education- Site Supervisor
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Skyline College – San Bruno

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Foundations
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Fundamentals
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education – Special Education Assistant
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education- Entrepreneurship
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education- Early Intervention Assistant
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education- Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Solano Community College – Fairfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Taft University Boyer Graduate School of Education – Taft

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education (M. Ed.)- Montessori Educator Track
  • Accredited by:
    • Colorado Commission on Higher Education
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

The Center for Guided International Studies– Milpitas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University Montessori Teacher Education Program at UC Irvine– Irvine

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University of California Irvine– Irvine

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching with Early Childhood Credential
    • Bachelor of Science in Education Sciences- Specialization in Early Childhood Learning and Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of La Verne LaFetra College of Education – LaVerne

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Child Development
    • Master of Science- Child Life
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Ventura College– Ventura

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Victory Montessori Schools Teacher Training Institute– Pasadena

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

West Hills College Coalinga– Coalinga

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development Care and Education
    • Associate of Science- Child Development Care and Education
    • Certificate- Child Development Administration
    • Certificate- Child Development Early Intervention Assistant
    • Certificate- Child Development Family Day Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

West Hills College Lemoore– Lemoore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

West Los Angeles College– Culver City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate of Arts- Child Development
    • Certificate of Achievement- Child Development
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Administration/Supervision of Early Childhood Programs
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Associate Teacher
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Programs
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Director Private Preschool
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Early Literacy Development
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Family Child Care
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Infant/Toddler Studies
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Observation, Assessment and Guidance in Early Childhood Programs
    • Skills Certificate- Child Development – Special Needs Children
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

West Valley College– Saratoga

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education for transfer (to a baccalaureate degree program)
    • Associate in Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Child Studies- Communication and the Arts
    • Certificate- Child Studies- Early Intervention
    • Certificate- Child Studies- Program Director Specialization
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Colorado

Aspen University – Denver (Online)

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor’s completion program – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Colorado State University Pueblo – Pueblo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Learning Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Fort Lewis College – Durango

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education and Colorado teacher licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Montessori Casa International– Denver

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other Info:
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

The Montessori Institute– Denver

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Primary Teacher Training Diploma
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy Training Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Loyola University (Maryland) offers a Master of Education: Montessori Education degree for students who enroll in TMI and Loyola’s programs simultaneously

Montessori Education Center of the Rockies– Boulder

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant & Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University of Colorado Denver– Denver

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Early Childhood Special Education Specialist License
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Northern Colorado – Greeley

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Director Qualification and K-3 Licensure
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts with Emphasis on Early Childhood Education and Director Qualification
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University – New Britain

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Eastern Connecticut State University – Willimantic

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education with CT Teaching Certification
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education with CT Teaching Certification
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Southern Connecticut State University – New Haven

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood with CT Teaching Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Hartford– West Hartford and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (with or without CT Teaching Certification)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education with Montessori Concentration -online program in conjunction with Montessori Training Center Northeast– note that this Montessori program is not accredited by MACTE
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Saint Joseph – West Hartford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Early Childhood Education/Special Education with CT teacher licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Delaware

Delaware Institute for Montessori Education – Hockessin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant & Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Delaware State University – Dover

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Montessori Institute for Teacher Education – Wilmington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant & Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University of Delaware – Newark

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (with additional certification in Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Other info:
    • Program gives students an opportunity for student teaching experiences in Athens, Greece

Wilmington University – New Castle and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Education Studies- Early Childhood Education (no teaching certification)
    • Graduate Certificate- Special Education: Early Childhood Exceptional Children
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

District of Columbia

Gallaudet University – Washington, DC

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Specialization in Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

George Washington University– Washington, DC

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Specialization in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Catholic University of America– Washington, DC

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Graduate Teacher Certification Program- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Trinity Washington University– Washington, DC

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of the District of Columbia– Washington, DC

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts – Education- Specialization in Early Childhood
    • Associate of Arts- Education – Specialization in Infant/Toddler
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Florida

Barry University – Miami Shores

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Master of Science with specialization in Montessori Early Childhood Education
    • Education Specialist (Ed S) with specialization in Montessori Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Infancy Through Early Childhood Education Specialization
    • Master of Science in Education – Infancy Through Early Childhood Education Specialization
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Brown Mackie College – Miami

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Center for Guided Montessori Studies– Sarasota and Tampa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Florida A&M University – Tallahassee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor in Early Care and Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Florida Gulf Coast University– Ft. Myers

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Florida State University – Tallahassee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science– Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood
    • Educational Specialist- Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Jose Maria Vargas University – Pembroke Pines

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Florida Child Care Professional Credential
    • Associate of Arts – Preschool Education
    • Bachelor of Arts– Preschool Education
    • Master of Science – Preschool Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Maitland Montessori Teacher Education Program – Maitland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Academy Training Institute– Pembroke Pines

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Live- Venice

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification program can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University

Montessori Teacher Training Institute– Miami

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Nova Southeastern University– North Miami Beach

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Orlando Montessori Teacher Education Institute– Celebration

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Palm Harbor Montessori Teacher Education Center– Palm Harbor

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

San Ignacio University – Miami

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Summit Montessori Teacher Training Institute – Davie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University of Central Florida– Orlando

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Development and Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Development and Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Education – Early Childhood Track
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Florida– Gainesville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education (five year Bachelor to Master’s program)
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of South Florida – Tampa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of South Florida St. Petersburg– St. Petersburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate – Early Childhood and Family Studies
    • Undergraduate Certificate- Early Childhood and Family Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Village Montessori Training Center– Miami

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Georgia

Albany State University – Albany and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Armstrong State University – Savannah

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood, Child & Family Studies
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Ashworth College – Norcross (Online)

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Diploma – Child Care Provider
    • Certificate – Child Development Associate
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Augusta University – Augusta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Track
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Brown Mackie College – Atlanta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Childcare Education Institute – Duluth (Online)

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Early Childhood Credential
    • Early Childhood Assessment Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Distance Education Accreditation Commission

Clark Atlanta University– Atlanta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

College of Coastal Georgia– Brunswick

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Columbus State University– Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Dalton State College– Dalton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education with ESOL Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Fort Valley State University – Fort Valley

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Georgia College and State University – Milledgeville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Georgia Gwinnett College– Lawrenceville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Georgia Southwestern State University – Americus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Georgia State University – Atlanta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Birth Through Five
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Gordon State College– Barnesville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Teacher Education – Early Childhood
    • Bachelor of Science-Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Institute for Guided Studies– Athens, Covington and Macon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Kennesaw State University– Kennesaw

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Montessori Concentration
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori program only)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation

Middle Georgia State University – Macon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta– Atlanta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Point University – West Point

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Child and Youth Development – Specialization in Early Childhood (Non-Licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Spelman College– Atlanta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Georgia– Athens

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of West Georgia– Carrollton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Hawaii

Chaminade University of Honolulu– Honolulu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education with Montessori credential
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education with Montessori credential
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education with Montessori credential
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of Hawai’i at Manoa– Honolulu

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Education – Elementary and Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of Hawai’i West O’ahu – Kapolei and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Idaho

Boise State University– Boise

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Special Education and Early Childhood Intervention
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Intervention and Elementary Education
    • Masters in Teaching – Early Childhood Intervention
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Caspari Montessori Institute– Boise

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Lewis-Clark State College– Lewiston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Development
    • Bachelor of Applied Science- Early Childhood Development
    • Advanced Technical Certificate- Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Illinois

Bradley University– Peoria

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Chicago State University – Chicago and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood- Teacher Licensure option
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Child Studies- non-licensure
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Family Studies- non-licensure
    • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction – Early Childhood
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Dominican University – River Forest

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education with teacher licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Eastern Illinois University – Charleston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Other info:
    • Off-campus program also offered in Early Childhood Education in a cohort setting
    • Study abroad education programs offered in Bahamas, Toronto and India

Governors State University – University Park

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education (two options, one for licensed teachers and one for non-licensed teachers)
    • Non-degree certificate program- Early Childhood Education
    • Post- bachelor’s certificate- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Illinois State University – Normal

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Lewis University – Romeoville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Loyola University Chicago– Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center– Evanston and Deerfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Heartland Teacher Education Center– Moline

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

National Louis University – Chicago and Online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Practice
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Administration (online)
    • Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement (online)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northern Illinois University – De Kalb and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Studies
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais
    • Degrees Offered:
      • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
      • Illinois Endorsement- Early Childhood Education Learning/Behavior Specialist
    • Accredited by:
      • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
      • Higher Learning Commission

Roosevelt University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Saint Xavier University – Chicago

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (program ending in 2019)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Seton Montessori Institute – Clarendon Hills

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administration Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – Child and Family Services
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education – Preschool/Primary
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Illinois Teacher Licensure- Birth to Grade 2
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Western Illinois University – Macomb

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana

American College of Education – Indianapolis and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Ball State University – Muncie and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (online completion program – non-licensure)
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Administration
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Other info:
    • Study abroad programs – student teaching offered in Germany and England
    • Cultural Immersion programs– offered in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, India, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Kenya; or at an American Indian Reservation school in NM, AZ or UT

Bethel College– Mishawaka

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Center for Guided Montessori Studies – McCordsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Indiana State University – Terre Haute

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education in Elementary Education – Concentration in Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana University Bloomington– Bloomington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne– Fort Wayne

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood (Birth to Age 5)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood (Preschool to Grade 3)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Montessori Teacher Academy at Edison Lakes– Mishawaka

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Oakland City University – Oakland City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Purdue University – West Lafayette

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Southern Indiana– Evansville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Vincennes University – Vincennes

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Iowa

Saint Ambrose University – Davenport

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education (teacher licensure program)
    • Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood (for students who already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree seeking teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Kansas

Emporia State University – Emporia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Fort Hays State University – Hays and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Unified
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Kansas State University – Manhattan

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Unified
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Ottawa University – Ottawa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood/Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Southwestern College– Winfield and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (online)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Kansas – Lawrence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Unified Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Unified
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Saint Mary – Leavenworth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Child Development Education (degree completion program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Washburn University – Topeka

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Human Services- Early Childhood Education Professional
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Wichita State University – Wichita

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Unified (birth-third grade)
    • Master of Education in Special Education – Early Childhood Unified
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Kentucky

Berea College– Berea

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child and Family Studies Child Development
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child and Family Studies Family Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Campbellsville University – Campbellsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – with teacher certification
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – without teacher certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science-Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development
    • Associate of Applied Science- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education – Covington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Kentucky State University – Frankfort

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Morehead State University – Morehead

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child Development
    • Bachelor of Arts- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Kentucky – Lexington and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (birth through age 5)
    • Master of Arts in Education – Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education- Birth to Primary for Teacher Leaders
    • Graduate Non-Degree sixth year: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Louisiana

Louisiana State University– Baton Rouge

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – PK-3 Teacher Certification
    • Early Childhood Certificate
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Other info:

Louisiana State University of Alexandria– Alexandria

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Add on Certification – Early Childhood Education (for students who already have a valid Louisiana teaching certificate)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Louisiana State University –Shreveport – Shreveport

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Louisiana Tech University – Ruston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

McNeese State University – Lake Charles

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Northwestern State University of Louisiana– Natchitoches and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child Early Development
    • Bachelor of Science- Family and Consumer Sciences- Child Development and Family Relations
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Southeastern Louisiana University – Hammond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Master of Education in Special Education – Early Intervention
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education – Early Intervention
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Southern University and A&M College– Baton Rouge

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Southern University at New Orleans– New Orleans

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child Development and Family Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Tulane University – New Orleans

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Psychology and Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Louisiana at Lafayette– Lafayette

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – PK-3
    • Certification Only- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Louisiana Monroe– Monroe

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – Early Intervention
    • Bachelor of Science- Special Education – Early Intervention (birth to age 5)
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Special Education Early Intervention
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of New Orleans – New Orleans

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Special Education – Early Intervention (birth to age 5)
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Interventionist Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Maine

Maine Montessori Institute– Falmouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Master of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:

University of Maine– Orono and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development and Family Relations
    • Graduate Certificate – Early Childhood Teacher
    • Master of Education in Special Education – Early Intervention
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Prevention and Intervention Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Maine at Farmington – Farmington

  • Degree Programs:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Education and Care (non-certification)
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth to 5 Education (certification)
    • Bachelor of science- K-3 Education (certification)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education – Birth to 5 certification
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education – Birth to 5 and K-3 certifications
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education (non-certification)
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Other info:
    • Study abroad programs for undergraduate education students in Costa Rica, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, England, Spain, Virgin Islands

University of Southern Maine– Gorham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Montessori Early Childhood Education (in collaboration with Maine Montessori Institute)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Maryland

Bowie State University – Bowie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood and Special Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood and Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Center for Guided Montessori Studies– Frederick

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Coppin State University – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Child Care/Human Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Frostburg State University – Frostburg and Hagerstown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hood College– Frederick

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Other info:

Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies– Silver Spring

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Johns Hopkins School of Education – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Intervention/Preschool Special Education Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Loyola University Maryland – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Montessori Education
    • Certificate of Advanced Study- Montessori Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Maryland Center for Montessori Studies– Lutherville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montgomery Montessori Institute – Rockville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Notre Dame of Maryland University – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood and Elementary Education certification
    • 5 year BA/MA- Early Childhood and Elementary Education certification (for those pursuing a BA in a liberal arts field)
    • Accelerated Certification in Teaching – Early Childhood and Elementary Education certification
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood and Elementary Education certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Salisbury University – Salisbury

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Stevenson University – Stevenson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education- Liberal Arts & Technology
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Towson University – Towson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Integrated Early Childhood and Special Education
    • Certificate of Advanced Study- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County – Baltimore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education (with or without teaching certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Maryland College Park– College Park

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Massachusetts

Boston College– Chestnut Hill

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Post- Baccalaureate Certificate- Early Childhood Leadership
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Bridgewater State University – Bridgewater

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Education and Care Concentration (non-licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education, Professional Licensure(PreK-2)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Cambridge College– Cambridge

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education, Professional Licensure (PreK-2)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Fitchburg State University – Fitchburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education: Birth to 8 (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Framingham State University – Framingham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (Professional licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Lesley University – Cambridge and Bunker Hill

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies – Degree Completion (Bunker Hill)
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education (initial teacher licensure) (must also choose a liberal arts major to complement ECE major)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Early Intervention (initial teacher licensure) (must also choose a liberal arts major to complement ECE major)
    • Dual Degree: Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education and M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts (Professional licensure)
    • Dual Degree: Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education and Master of Education – Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities
    • Dual Degree: Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education and Master of Education- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) – Teacher of Students With or Without Disabilities (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood (PreK-2) and Creative Arts in Learning (Initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Collaborative Internship Program (14 months field based Master’s program at a local school) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8) (Initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure) (12 month field based Master’s program in Somerville schools)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood (PreK-2) (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts (PreK-2) (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Literacy for the K-8 Classroom Teacher (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Specialist Teacher of Reading (all levels) (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Severe Disabilities (all levels) (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8) (Professional licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Mildred Elley– Pittsfield and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Montessori Institute– New England – Beverly

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:

New England Montessori Teacher Education Center – Newtown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Bachelor’s in Education and Massachusetts teaching certification with Montessori certification offered in collaboration with Lesley University, Cambridge
    • Master of Education with Montessori certification offered in collaboration with Lesley University, Cambridge

Northeast Montessori Institute– Wenham, North Shore

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Salem State University – Salem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Education and Care(non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (Professional licensure) (Bachelor’s to Master’s 5 year program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Massachusetts Amherst– Amherst

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure) and secondary major in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences or Science
    • Master of Education – Child Study and Early Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Children, Families and Schools
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

University of Massachusetts Boston – Boston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Infant Toddler Care and Education, Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood- Teacher of Children With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2) (Initial licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood – Community Professional (non-licensure)
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Wheelock College– Boston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (DEEC lead teacher certification)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (Professional licensure) (Bachelor’s to Master’s 5 year program)
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education (initial PreK-2 teacher licensure)
    • Master of Science- Care and Education in Early Childhood Settings (DEEC lead teacher certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Worcester State University – Worcester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) (initial teacher licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (Professional licensure)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (non- licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Michigan

Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Institute– Adrian

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Baker College – Owosso and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Post-baccalaureate Certificate-Early Childhood ZS Endorsement (General and Special Education)
    • Post-baccalaureate Certificate- Early Childhood Education ZA-ZS Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Center for Guided Montessori Studies– Southgate

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Central Michigan University – Mount Pleasant

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Development and Learning (non-teaching)
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Development and Learning (non-teaching)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Development and Learning (provisional elementary certification)
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Other info:

Concordia University Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Education (teacher certification)
    • Master of Science- Curriculum and Instruction – Early Childhood Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Cornerstone University – Grand Rapids

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood/Elementary ZS Endorsement
    • Child Development Associate Credential
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Grand Valley State University – Grand Rapids

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Instruction and Curriculum (Early Childhood Education emphasis)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Hope College– Holland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Education (teacher certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lake Superior State University – Sault Ste. Marie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Education (teacher certification)
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Education (teacher certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Madonna University – Livonia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (teacher certification)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center– Waterford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Oakland University – Rochester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • ZA Early Childhood Education Endorsement
    • ZS Elementary/Early Childhood Education Endorsement
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (ZS certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Saginaw Valley State University – University Center

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Education (teacher certification)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education endorsement (ZS)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Detroit Mercy – Detroit

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Michigan Dearborn– Dearborn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Child Life Assistant Certificate
    • Child Life Specialist
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary Education – Specialization in Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Michigan – Flint– Flint

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts- Mathematics Education for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies (non-certification)
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary Education – Specialization in Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Wayne State University – Detroit

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Teaching- Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Teaching – Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
    • Post-Bachelors Certification – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood General and Special Education Endorsement (ZS)
    • Educational Specialist- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child and Family Development (non-certification)
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Minnesota

Bethel University – St. Paul

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education Licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Capella University – Minneapolis and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Concordia University – St. Paul

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Minnesota State University Mankato– Mankato

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Minnesota State University Moorhead– Moorhead and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
    • Master of Science in Special Education – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Graduate Licensure- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Training Center of Minnesota– St. Paul

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Primary Teacher Training
    • Montessori Assistants Training
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

St. Cloud State University – Saint Cloud

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Graduate Licensure- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Minnesota Duluth– Duluth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Unified Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities – Minneapolis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Certificate- Early Childhood Policy
    • Bachelor of Science- Unified Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of St. Thomas– Minneapolis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood & Special Education (with licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Walden University – Minneapolis and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary /Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate- Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate- Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Administration, Management and Leadership
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Studies
    • Doctor of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Winona State University – Winona

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Elementary Education with Early Childhood Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Mississippi

Alcorn State University – Lorman, Natchez and Vicksburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Elementary Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Mississippi College – Clinton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Care and Development (non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Mississippi Valley State University – Itta Bena

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Mississippi – University and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Pre-K-K Endorsement
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Education Specialist- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child and Family Studies
    • Master of Science – Child and Family Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Missouri

Evangel University – Springfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Fontbonne University –St. Louis and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Hope Montessori Educational Institute– St. Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Lindenwood University – St. Charles and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Missouri Baptist University – St. Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Missouri Southern State University – Joplin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Education (Elementary and certification in Early Childhood Education)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Missouri State University –Springfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education (with teaching certification)
    • Bachelor of Science- Child and Family Development – Child Life Option
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood and Family Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Missouri Western State University – St. Joseph

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Concentration – Early Childhood Education
    • Concentration – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Training Center of St. Louis– St. Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Primary Teacher Training
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy Training
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:

Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Saint Louis University – St. Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Missouri Columbia– Columbia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Missouri Kansas City – Kansas City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Missouri Saint Louis– St. Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Educational Studies- Early Childhood
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education with Early Childhood (birth-3) Certification
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education/Early Childhood
    • Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Teaching Certification
    • Alternative Certification – Teach for America program
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Webster University – St. Louis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montana

Age of Montessori – Bozeman, Street and Billings

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning program offered in collaboration with Endicott College (online)
    • Master of Education in Montessori Education or Montessori Leadership offered in collaboration with Sarasota University (Florida)

Montana Montessori Teacher Education Institute – Kalispell

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
      • Montessori AMS Early Childhood Credential awarded if you already have a Bachelor’s degree
      • Montessori AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential awarded if you do not have a bachelor’s degree but have a high school diploma
    • Accredited by:
      • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
    • Other info:

University of Montana – Missoula

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education Endorsement Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Montana Western – Dillon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Nebraska

Chadron State College– Chadron

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Special Education, Early Childhood Education Inclusive
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Concordia University Nebraska– Seward and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Creighton University – Omaha

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate Certificate/Endorsement- Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate/Endorsement- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Doane University – Crete

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Undergraduate Certificate/Endorsement- Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate/Endorsement- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute – Omaha

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Peru State College– Peru

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Early Childhood Endorsement (Pre K-Grade 3) (must have degree in Elementary Education)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education Inclusive
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Nebraska Kearney –Kearney and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education Inclusive
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Nebraska Lincoln – Lincoln

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education & Human Sciences- Child Development/Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science – Child Development/Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Child Development/Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Nebraska Omaha– Omaha

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Early Childhood Education – concentration
    • Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education – endorsement (add to existing degree)
    • Early Childhood Inclusive – endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Inclusive
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Nevada

Montessori Training of Southern Nevada – Las Vegas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University of Nevada, Reno– Reno

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Human Development and Family Studies
    • Bachelor of Science- Integrated Elementary Teaching
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Hampshire

Granite State College– Concord

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Keene State College – Keene

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Plymouth State University – Plymouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies- Early Care and Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies – Teacher Certification PreK-3
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Care and Education for Young Children with Disabilities
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of New Hampshire– Durham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education (with teacher certification)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education, Special Needs (with teacher certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Jersey

Bloomfield College– Bloomfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood/Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Arts – Special Education and Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

College of Saint Elizabeth – Morristown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Fairleigh Dickinson University– Teaneck

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Combined Bachelor of Arts/Sciences to Master of Arts in Teaching Program – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Preschool to Grade 3 Specialist Program
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Felician University– Rutherford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Georgian Court University – Lakewood

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification – Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Institute for Guided Studies– Union City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Kean University – Union

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education Dual Certification P-3 and K-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Monmouth University – West Long Branch

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Elementary Track with Initial Endorsement
    • Early Childhood P-3 Elementary Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montclair State University – Montclair

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Family and Child Studies and Master of Arts in Teaching (dual program) with dual certification in Early Childhood P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    • Master of Education in Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood
    • Dual Certification: Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    • Post-baccalaureate program: Early Childhood Education
    • Additional certification – Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Inclusive Education for Early Childhood Teachers
    • Modified Alternate Route P-3 Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Center for Teacher Development– Morristown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Assistant Teacher Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Teacher Training Institute of Mercer County Community College – West Windsor and Robbinsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

New Jersey City University – Jersey City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education with Special Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood/Special Education
    • Alternate Route Early Childhood Specialization program
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Princeton Center for Teacher Education – Princeton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification (full if already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, associate if have high school diploma or higher)
    • Montessori Infant Toddler Certification (full if already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, associate if have high school diploma or higher)
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies offered to Montessori Infant and Toddler and Early Childhood Graduates through Endicott College online program
    • Master of Arts in Education through Catherine University offered to Montessori Infant and Toddler and Early Childhood Graduates
    • Master of Arts in Teaching In Early Childhood Education offered through the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township with the Early Childhood Full Credential

Rider University – Lawrenceville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood/Elementary Dual Licensure
    • Graduate Teaching Certificate- Early Childhood Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rowan University – Glassboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Doctor of Education – Teacher Leadership- Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist – Infant/Early Childhood Specialist Interdisciplinary Studies- Children Birth to Five and Their Families
    • Doctor of Philosophy- Concentration in Learning, Cognition, Instruction & Development
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Concentration in Learning, Cognition, Instruction & Development, Specialization in Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rutgers University Camden– Camden

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Certification
    • Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The College of New Jersey– Ewing

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Integrated Bachelor and Master of Arts in Teaching – Urban Education – Early Childhood Option
    • Integrated Bachelor and Master in Early Childhood Special Education
    • Integrated Bachelor and Master in Early Childhood Deaf Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood
    • P-3 Alternative Certification (for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

William Paterson University – Wayne

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education with Teachers of Students with Disabilities
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood With Elementary Education
    • Post-baccalaureate P-3 Alternative Certification (for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
    • Master in Education – Curriculum & Learning- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University – Portales

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Care and Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education- Emphasis in Family, Infant and Toddler Studies (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education- Birth-Pre K licensure
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education- Pre K- Grade 3 licensure
    • Master of Special Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Mexico Highlands University – Las Vegas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Multicultural Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New Mexico State University – Las Cruces and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (with teaching licensure in NM)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Curriculum & Instruction/Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts and Licensure Program in Educational Administration (PK-12)

Northern New Mexico College– Espanola

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education (with NM teaching licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Western New Mexico University – Silver City and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate- Child Development
    • Certificate- Infant Family Studies
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood Education & Family Support
    • Associate of Arts- Infant Family Studies
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Care and Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New York

Adelphi University- Ruth S. Ammon School of Education – Garden City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Alfred University – Alfred

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth-Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Bank Street College of Education – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Dual Certification – Early Childhood & Childhood General Education (birth to grade 6)
    • Master of Science in Education- Early Childhood General Education
    • Master of Science in Education- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Dual degree program – Master of Social Work through Columbia University and Master of Science in Education through Bank Street College- Early Childhood Special and General Education certifications (or can be done without teaching certifications)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Binghamton University, State University of New York– Binghamton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Childhood & Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 6)
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education (birth-grade 2)
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Childhood Special Education (birth-Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Bronx Community College – Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Assistant
    • Certificate – Bilingual Early Childhood Assistant
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York– Brooklyn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education Teacher/Special Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Master of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education Teacher
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Intervention and Parenting
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Buffalo Montessori Teacher Education Program– Williamsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Canisius College– Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Cayuga Community College – Fulton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

Cazenovia College– Cazenovia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

Center for Guided Montessori Studies– Glen Spey

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Center for Montessori Education New York– New Rochelle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Master of Science in Education with concentration in Early Childhood Montessori Education offered in conjunction with the College of New Rochelle

College of Mount Saint Vincent– Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education (birth-Grade 2)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

College of Staten Island- The City University of New York – Staten Island

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – Birth to Grade 2
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Concordia College- New York – Bronxville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education – Birth to Grade 2
    • Master of Science in Education- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Corning Community College – Corning

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Services
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Daemen College– Amherst and Brooklyn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science to Bachelor of Science program- Early Childhood Education (with Erie Community College)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Special Education (birth-grade 2)
    • Graduate Alternative Certification – Early Childhood (birth-2)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Dominican College – Orangeburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Early Childhood Education Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Dutchess Community College – Poughkeepsie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Child Care
    • Certificate – Child Care- Direct Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Empire State College – Saratoga Springs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Children’s Program Administrator credential
    • Infant-Toddler Care and Education credential
    • Certification in Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Erie Community College – Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Fordham University – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Teaching- Early Childhood and Childhood Education (birth-grade 6)
    • Master of Science in Teaching- Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2)
    • Master of Science in Teaching- Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Fulton-Montgomery Community College – Johnstown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Genesee Community College – Batavia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Child Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Herkimer College – Herkimer

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Hofstra University – Hempstead

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Inclusive Early Childhood
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Literacy Studies (birth-grade 6) and Special Education (birth-grade 2 or 1-6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Hostos Community College – Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Hudson Valley Community College – Troy

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Administration
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Administration
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Hunter College of the City University of New York– New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education-Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Iona College-New Rochelle – New Rochelle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Childhood/Early Childhood Education (birth – grade 6)
    • Master of Science in Teaching – Early Childhood and Childhood Education (initial certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Jamestown Community College – Jamestown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Jefferson Community College – Watertown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Kingsborough Community College – Brooklyn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education/Child Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Lehman College of the City University of New York– Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Education degree program – Early Childhood Education (with or without NY teaching certification)
    • Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Education degree program – Early Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension (with or without NY teaching certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Long Island University Hudson – Purchase

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood/Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Literacy
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood Special Education
    • Advanced Certificate- Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Medaille College– Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education (birth-age 6)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth-Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York– Brooklyn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Mercy College– Dobbs Ferry and Bronx

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education – Birth to Grade 2
    • Certificate – Child Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Molloy College– Rockville Centre

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Childhood/Early Childhood Education (birth-Grade 6)
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Mount Saint Mary College– Newburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science– Childhood/Early Childhood Education (birth-Grade 6)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Students with Disabilities
  • Accredited by:
  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – – Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Inclusive Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New York Institute of Technology– Old Westbury

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New York University – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy In Teaching And Learning – Early Childhood and Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Niagara University– Niagara

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Childhood/Early Childhood Education (birth-Grade 6)
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Development and Cognition
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Niagara County Community College – Sanborn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Nyack College– Rockland and Manhattan

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2)
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth-grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Onondaga Community College – Syracuse

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood
    • Associate in Applied Science transfer program – Early Childhood
    • Certificate – Early Child Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Orange County Community College – Middletown and Newburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood Development and Care
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Development and Care
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Pace University – New York, Pleasantville and White Plains

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Teaching – Early Childhood Development, Learning and Intervention
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Queens College– Queens

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) (initial certification)
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rockland Community College – Suffern

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education (transfer program)
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner on Education

Saint Bonaventure University – Saint Bonaventure

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth-grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Saint Thomas Aquinas College– Sparkill

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth-grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Sarah Lawrence College– Bronxville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Child Development
    • Master of Science in the Art of Teaching – Early Childhood Education (birth to grade 2 certification)
    • Master of Science in the Art of Teaching – Early Childhood/Childhood Education (birth to 6th grade certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Schenectady County Community College – Schenectady

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood
    • Certificate – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

State University of New York Adirondack – Queensbury

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

State University of New York, Broome Community College – Binghamton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood
    • Certificate – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

State University of New York at Fredonia– Fredonia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood –Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York at Geneseo– Geneseo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Birth- Grade 2 and Grade 1-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York at New Paltz– New Paltz

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Birth- Grade 2 and Grade 1-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York at Oswego– Oswego

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Literacy Education (birth-grade 6) (initial or professional certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

State University of New York Cortland– Cortland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Birth- Grade 2 and Grade 1-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

St. John’s University – Jamaica

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Teaching Disabilities
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Suffolk County Community College – Riverhead, Brentwood

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science -Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

Teachers College Columbia University – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education (initial certification)
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education/Special Education (initial certification)
    • Master of Arts- Early Childhood Education/Special Education/Dual Certification (initial certification)
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Policy
    • Doctor of Education – Early Childhood Policy
    • Doctor of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The City College of New York – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certification – Early Childhood Education – initial certification
    • Graduate Certification – Early Childhood Education – professional certification
    • Post-Graduate Certificate- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education (non-certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The College of New Rochelle– New Rochelle

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science In Education – Early Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Montessori Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Dual Certification – Early Childhood Education ad Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The College of Saint Rose– Albany

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Tompkins Cortland Community College – Dryden

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education

University at Albany, State University of New York– Albany and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood/Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University at Buffalo, State University of New York– Buffalo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood (initial or professional certification)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Rochester- Warner School of Education– Rochester and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education (non-certification)
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education (initial certification)
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education (professional certification)
    • Certification only program
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities
    • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and certification in Literacy (birth-grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Utica College– Utica

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certification in Early Childhood Education (birth-Grade 2)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Westchester Community College – Valhalla

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate in Applied Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • New York State Board of Regents, Commissioner of Education
  • Other Info:
    • Transfer agreements to complete bachelor’s degree at these institutions after obtaining AAS in ECE with:
      • College of New Rochelle
      • Lehman College
      • Mercy College

West Side Montessori School’s Teacher Education Program – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Master of Education in Early Childhood and Special Education offered in conjunction with Concordia College, Bronxville

Yeshiva University – New York

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood (birth-grade 2)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation 

North Carolina

Appalachian State University – Boone

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development Birth Through Kindergarten (licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Family and Consumer Sciences Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Barton College– Wilson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth-Kindergarten Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Campbell University – Buies Creek

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth-Kindergarten Education (licensure)
    • Graduate Licensure- Pre-K
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Center for Guided Montessori Studies– Durham, Cary

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Center for Montessori Teacher Education – North Carolina – Huntersville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

East Carolina University – Greenville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Life
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth through Kindergarten Education (licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Elon University – Elon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth through Kindergarten Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Meredith College – Raleigh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth through Kindergarten Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

North Carolina A&T University – Greensboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth through Kindergarten Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

North Carolina Central University – Durham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Child Development and Family Relations
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Shaw University – Raleigh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Birth Through Kindergarten (licensure)
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Child Development (non-licensure)
    • Master of Science – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education (licensure or non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Carolina Pembroke– Pembroke and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Birth Through Kindergarten (licensure)
    • Add on License – Preschool Licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor to Master of Arts in Teaching Five Year Program- Specialization in Early Childhood
    • Add on Licensure – Birth-Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Carolina Charlotte– Charlotte

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Child and Family Studies- Birth through Kindergarten
    • Graduate Certificate in Teaching – Child and Family Studies
    • Master of Education in Child and Family Studies- Early Education
    • Bachelor of Arts – Child and Family Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Carolina Wilmington– Wilmington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Education of Young Children Birth-Kindergarten
    • Master of Education in Leadership, Policy and Advocacy in Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Western Carolina University – online only

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood- Birth through Kindergarten (licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science- Professional Education – Birth through Kindergarten (licensure)
    • Alternative Licensure program (for students with a degree in another field)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Winston-Salem State University – Winston-Salem

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Birth through Kindergarten Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

North Dakota

Mayville State University – Mayville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education (licensure)
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood (non-licensure)
    • Associate of Arts- Early Childhood (non-licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Minot State University– Minot

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education/Early Childhood Education (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of North Dakota – Grand Forks and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Education and Human Development
    • Master of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Ohio

Antioch University Midwest – Yellow Springs

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education with Initial Teacher Licensure, Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Ashland University – Ashland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Early Childhood Education licensure – initial or secondary (for students with a bachelor’s degree)
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist with Early Childhood licensure
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Baldwin Wallace University– Berea

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Education Generalist Endorsement
    • Master of Arts in Education- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Bluffton University – Bluffton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Pre-K special needs endorsement
    • Early childhood generalist endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Brown Mackie College – Cincinnati

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Capital University – Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Other info:
    • Study abroad programs offered in Germany, Sweden

Cedarville University– Cedarville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Cincinnati Christian University – Cincinnati

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Arts – Professional Child Care & Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Cleveland State University – Cleveland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Columbus Montessori Teacher Education Program – Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Defiance College– Defiance

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission
  • Other info:

Heidelberg University – Tiffin

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Hiram College – Hiram

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

John Carroll University – University Heights

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Kent State University – Kent, Salem and Tuscarawas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood
    • International Baccalaureate Program in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning- Certificate
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lake Erie College – Painesville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education with 4/5 endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist, Mild to Moderate
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lourdes University – Sylvania

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Malone University – Canton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Marietta College – Marietta

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Miami University – Oxford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Mount St. Joseph University – Cincinnati

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Inclusive Early Childhood Education
    • Licensure- Inclusive Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts – Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Mount Vernon Nazarene University – Mount Vernon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate – Early Childhood
    • Master of Arts in Education- Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Muskingum University – New Concord

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education/Special Education Intervention Specialist
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Development
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Generalist
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Nightingale Montessori Institute of Teacher Education – Springfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Notre Dame College – South Euclid

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ohio Christian University – Circleville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts – Early Childhood Development
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ohio Dominican University – Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ohio Northern University – Ada

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Art – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ohio State University – Columbus

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts – Early Childhood Development and Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
    • Master of Science in Education- Early Childhood Teaching and Learning
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ohio University – Athens

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Applied Science- Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ohio Wesleyan University– Delaware

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Otterbein University – Westerville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Shawnee State University – Portsmouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Akron– Akron

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
    • Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood
    • Associate of Applied Science- Early Childhood Care and Education
    • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Dayton– Dayton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy
    • Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy
    • Master of Science in Education – Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Findlay -Findlay

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Mount Union– Alliance

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Rio Grande – Rio Grande

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science- Pre-Kindergarten
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood
    • Master of Education-Intervention Specialist in Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Toledo– Toledo and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Fast Track Early Childhood Bachelor’s Degree Program (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor’s to Master’s Early Childhood Education program
    • Master of Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Licensure Alternative Master’s Program- Early Childhood (for students with a bachelor’s in a field other than education)
    • Education Specialist- Early Childhood Education
    • Preschool Special Needs Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Ursuline College – Pepper Pike

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Walsh University – North Canton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Administration
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Wittenberg University – Springfield

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
    • Bachelor of Science- Dual Licensure – Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Wright State University– Dayton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Xavier University – Cincinnati and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education with a concentration in Montessori Education (online)
    • Bachelor of Science in Montessori Education and Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Youngstown State University– Youngstown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Early Childhood Generalist license
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oklahoma

Cameron University– Lawton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Family and Child Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Community Care College – Tulsa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate – Early Childhood Education
    • Associate of Occupational Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

East Central University – Ada

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northeastern State University – Tahlequah

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northwestern Oklahoma State University – Alva

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oklahoma Baptist University – Shawnee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oklahoma Christian University – Edmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oklahoma City University– Oklahoma City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education with Montessori emphasis
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education with Montessori emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oklahoma Wesleyan University – Bartlesville and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oral Roberts University – Tulsa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southern Nazarene University – Bethany and Tulsa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Central Oklahoma– Edmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Oklahoma– Norman, Tulsa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor’s completion program – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, Concentration in Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Oregon

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Northwest– Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy Diploma
    • Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Portland State University – Portland and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Intervention Special Education
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion – Infant/Toddler Mental Health
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Inclusive Education and Curriculum & Instruction
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Portland – Portland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Western Oregon University – Monmouth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Studies
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Pennsylvania

Berks Technical Institute – Wyomissing

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Occupational Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania– Bloomsburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

California University of Pennsylvania – California

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Pre-K to Grade 4 Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Pre-K to Grade 4 with Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Clarion University of Pennsylvania – Clarion and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood and Special Education
    • Certification – Early Childhood Directors Program
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood
    • Graduate certification – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Chestnut Hill College– Philadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Studies
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Education and Special Education
    • Master of Education in Early Education with Montessori Certificate
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certificate- Graduate Credit
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certificate- Non-Credit
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Duquesne University – Pittsburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early Level Education (PreK-4)
    • Master of Education- Early Level (PreK-4)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

East Stroudsburg University -East Stroudsburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Teaching the Developing Child
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Edinboro University -Edinboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science – Preschool Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood and Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education- Reading
    • Graduate Certificate – Reading Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood-Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood-Special Education, Urban Track
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

King’s College – Wilkes-Barre

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood-Special Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Kutztown University – Kutztown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – PreK-4
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Laurel Technical Institute – Uniontown, Meadville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Specialized Associate Degree – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Lock Haven University – Lock Haven

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Teaching and Learning- Early Childhood Concentration
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Marywood University – Scranton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood and Elementary Education/Special Education
    • 5 year Bachelor’s to Master’s program – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- PK-4 Certification
    • Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Certification Program – for those holding bachelor’s degree in another area- leads to Master of Arts in Teaching- PK-4 Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Millersville University of Pennsylvania– Millersville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Master in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Teacher Training of Philadelphia– Philadelphia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Robert Morris University – Pittsburgh

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Special Education
    • Post-baccalaureate Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Shippensburg University – Shippensburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Special Education and Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Special Education International
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education International
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Scranton– Scranton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Early and Primary Teacher
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

West Chester University of Pennsylvania – West Chester and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education – accomplished teachers track
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education- program administrators track
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Grades Preparation (PreK-4)
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Widener University – Chester

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education and Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rhode Island

Rhode Island College – Providence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Rhode Island – Kingston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Human Development & Family Studies
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

South Carolina

Anderson University – Anderson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Benedict College – Columbia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Child and Family Development
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Charleston Southern University – Charleston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Claflin University – Orangeburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Clemson University – Clemson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Coastal Carolina University – Conway

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Coker College – Hartsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

College of Charleston – Charleston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Columbia College – Columbia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Converse College – Spartanburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Erskine College – Due West

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Francis Marion University – Florence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Furman University – Greenville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Certification
    • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Institute for Guided Studies– Camden, Charleston, Gray Court

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Lander University – Greenwood

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education, Montessori Emphasis
    • Bachelor of Science- Special Education, PreK-12
    • Master of Education – Montessori Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)

Limestone College – Gaffney

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Morris College – Sumter

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Newberry College – Newberry

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts- Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Management
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northeast Montessori Institute– Mount Pleasant

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

North Greenville University – Tigerville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Palmetto Montessori Institute– Florence

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Presbyterian College – Clinton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Seacoast Center for Education – Mount Pleasant

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

South Carolina State University – Orangeburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Southern Wesleyan University – Central and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood and Family Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of South Carolina– Columbia

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of South Carolina-Beaufort – Beaufort

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of South Carolina Upstate – Spartanburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts– Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts- Child Development & Family Studies
    • Master in Education – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of South Carolina Aiken – Aiken

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts– Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

South Dakota

Black Hills State University – Spearfish

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Northern State University – Aberdeen

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Education minor
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

South Dakota State University – Brookings

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Education and Human Sciences- Early Childhood Education- Birth through Age Eight specialization
    • Bachelor of Science – Education and Human Sciences- Early Childhood Education- Cooperative Elementary Education specialization (birth through Grade 8)
    • Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of South Dakota – Vermillion

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Elementary Education & Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Higher Learning Commission

Tennessee

Age of Montessori– Nashville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning program offered in collaboration with Endicott College (online)
    • Master of Education in Montessori Education or Montessori Leadership offered in collaboration with Sarasota University (Florida)

Belmont University – Nashville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood/Elementary Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Bethel University – McKenzie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Carson-Newman University – Jefferson City and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Child and Family Studies
    • Master of Education – Reading Specialist (PK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Christian Brothers University – Memphis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Reading Specialist (PK-12)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Cumberland University – Lebanon

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Child Growth and Learning
    • Bachelor of Arts – Education & Human Development
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Care and Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education (with licensure)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching- Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Freed-Hardeman University – Henderson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Child and Family Studies
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Johnson University – Knoxville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Science- Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lee University – Cleveland

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Human Development – Early Childhood: Grades Pre-K – 3
    • Bachelor of Science – Human Development – Early Childhood and Interdisciplinary Studies – Grades Pre-K-3 and K-5
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

LeMoyne-Owen College – Memphis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Special Education – Preschool Disabled
    • Master of Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood
    • Master of Education – Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning – Early and Middle Childhood Literacy
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Milligan College – Milligan College

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Child and Youth Development
    • Bachelor of Science – Child and Youth Development
    • Bachelor’s degree completion – Child and Youth Development
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Educational Institute of North America– Jackson

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Training Center of Brentwood– Brentwood

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Tennessee State University – Nashville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Tennessee Technological University – Cookeville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Special Education (Pre-K – 3 and Pre-K- 1)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Trevecca Nazarene University – Nashville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Memphis– Memphis

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Chattanooga

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood – Child & Family Studies
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Texas

Abilene Christian University – Abilene

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Child and Family Services
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Angelo State University – San Angelo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood to Grade 6 – Generalist
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood to Grade 6 Generalist with All-Level Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Baylor University – Waco

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Pre-k-grade 6)
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Pre- k-grade 6) with Gifted & Talented
    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Pre- k-grade 6) with Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Center for Guided Montessori – Longview

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Credits from Montessori certification programs can be applied towards a Master in Montessori Education or Montessori School Leadership at Sarasota University
    • Catherine University (online) honors 15 credits from this program towards the 30 credits needed for their Master in Education: Montessori Credential degree

Dallas Montessori Teacher Education Programs– Dallas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Houston Montessori Center– Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

June Shelton School and Evaluation Center– Dallas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Applied to Children At Risk
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:

Lamar University – Beaumont

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Generalist (PK-Gr 6)
    • Bachelor of Science – Special education (PK-12)
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Midwestern State University – Wichita Falls

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – General Education, Early Childhood through Grade 6
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Special Education Early Childhood through Grade 12
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Montessori Education Center of the Rockies– Ft. Worth

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant & Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Montessori Administrator Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Institute of North Texas – Dallas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Assistants to Infancy
    • Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:

Montessori Teacher Education Institute– Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Prairie View A&M University – Prairie View

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood through Grade 6
    • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Sam Houston State University – Huntsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate – Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certificate – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Southern Methodist University – Dallas

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Educational Studies- Early Childhood Concentration
    • Early Childhood Texas Teacher Certification
    • Master of Education with Early Childhood Teacher Certification
    • Master of Education in Montessori Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Southwestern Montessori Training Center– Denton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Stephen F. Austin State University – Nacogdoches and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood to Grade 6 Generalist
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Education Specialist
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas Southern University – Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas State University – San Marcos

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC to Grade 6 ESL
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – EC to Grade 6 Bilingual
    • Master of Arts – Elementary Education, emphasis in Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Elementary Education, emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Texas Tech University – Lubbock

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood with Teacher Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Houston – Houston and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Human Development & Family Studies
    • Bachelor of Science – Teaching & Learning – Early Childhood Generalist
    • Bachelor of Science – Teaching & Learning – Early Childhood Bilingual Generalist
    • Bachelor of Science – Teaching & Learning – Early Childhood Generalist/Special Education
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of North Texas – Denton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies – Early childhood to Grade 6 Core Subjects
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies – Early childhood to Grade 6 Core Subjects with ESL Certification
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies – Early childhood to Grade 6 Core Subjects with Bilingual Certification
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies – Early childhood to Grade 6 Core Subjects with EC-12 Special Education Certification
    • Master of Education in Teaching – Early Childhood to Grade 6 ESL Generalist
    • Master of Education in Teaching – Early Childhood to Grade 6 Bilingual Generalist
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of St. Thomas – Houston

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Education: Dual Certification Generalist and Supplemental Special Education (EC-6)
    • Bachelor of Arts – Education: Generalist (EC-6)
    • Bachelor of Arts – Education: Generalist with ESL Endorsement (EC-6)
    • Bachelor of Arts – Education: EC-6
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Texas at Arlington– Arlington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood to Grade 6 Bilingual Certification
    • Bachelor of Science – Interdisciplinary Studies – Early Childhood to Grade 6 ESL Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Texas of the Permian Basin – Odessa

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science- Education, Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification
    • Bachelor of Science -Education, Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification with Bilingual Supplement
    • Bachelor of Science- Education, Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification with Special Education Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Brownsville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Care and Early Childhood Studies
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Utah

Brigham Young University – Provo

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Institute for Guided Studies– Salt Lake City and North Ogden

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Southern Utah University – Cedar City

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Family Life and Human Development – Early Childhood Development Emphasis
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Utah State University – Logan

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education and Special Education (Composite)
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood Education and Special Education (Composite)
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood Development
    • Certificate of Completion – Early Childhood Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Weber State University – Ogden

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood
    • Associate of Science – Pre-Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood/Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Westminster College– Salt Lake City and distance option

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor’s of Education- Early Childhood with Montessori minor
    • Master of Education – Montessori minor
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Vermont

University of Vermont – Burlington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Virginia

Bluefield College – Bluefield and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Elementary Education (Pre-K-Grade 6)
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education (non-licensure program)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

College of William & Mary – Williamsburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts to Master of Education fiver year program – Elementary Education (PK-Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Columbia College – Vienna

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Occupational Science – Teaching English for Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Emory & Henry College – Emory

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 3)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

George Mason University – Fairfax

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
    • Master of Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners
    • Master of Education – Special Education – Early Childhood
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Hampton University – Hampton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Montessori Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

James Madison University – Harrisonburg

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – Inclusive Early Childhood Education (five-year initial licensure program)
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – Early Childhood Education
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Liberty University – Lynchburg and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Associate of Arts – Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Master of Education – Teaching and Learning – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Norfolk State University – Norfolk

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education – Pre-K- Grade 3
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education – Pre-K- Grade 6
    • Master of Arts – Pre-Elementary Education
    • Master of Arts in Teaching – – Elementary Education – Pre-K- Grade 6
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-K -12 Vision Impairment
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Northern Virginia Montessori Institute – Ashburn

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Old Dominion University – Norfolk

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education – Administration & Supervision -Preparation for Public School Pre-K-12 Licensure
    • Master of Science in Education – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy – Curriculum & Instruction – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Regent University – Virginia Beach and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies – Pre-K-6 (licensure)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Virginia-Curry School of Education – Charlottesville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Teaching – Elementary Education (Pre-K-Grade 6)
    • Master of Teaching – Special Education and Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University of Virginia Wise – Wise

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – Elementary Education (Pre-K- Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Virginia Center for Montessori Studies– Richmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Teaching – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Virginia Montessori Teacher Education Center– Chesapeake

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Washington and Lee University – Lexington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts – Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 6)
  • Accredited by:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Washington

Age of Montessori – Everett

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning program offered in collaboration with Endicott College (online)
    • Master of Education in Montessori Education or Montessori Leadership offered in collaboration with Sarasota University (Florida)

Gonzaga University – Spokane

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Center for Teacher Education – Washington State – Bellevue

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest– Woodinville

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Institute for Teacher Education at Spring Valley– Federal Way

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington – Kent and Bellevue

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
  • Other info:
    • Also offers DVD courses but these are not accredited by MACTE

Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Western Washington University – Bellingham

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education- Early Childhood Education – certification
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education– Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education- dual certification
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education- Early Childhood Education -non-certification
    • Master of Education – Language and Literacy
  • Accredited by:
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

West Virginia

Concord University – Athens

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Marshall University – Huntington

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certification – Early Education Pre-K-K
    • Master of Arts – Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Specialist – Early Childhood Education
    • Graduate Certification – Early Childhood Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Shepherd University – Shepherdstown

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education- Early Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

West Virginia University – Morgantown and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Child Development & Family Studies- Birth through Pre-Kindergarten (certification or Non-certification options)
    • Bachelor of Science – Child Development & Family Studies- Pre-School Special Needs
    • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology – Child Development and Family Studies
    • Master of Arts in Special Education – Early Childhood Special Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Education – Human Development and Family Studies
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

West Virginia University at Parkersburg – Parkersburg and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Certificate of Advanced Studies – Child Development
    • Associate of Applied Sciences – Child Development
    • Bachelor of Applied Sciences – Child Development
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Wisconsin

Cardinal Stritch University – Milwaukee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Arts – Inclusive Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lakeland University – Sheboygan

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood/Middle Childhood
    • Bachelor of Arts – Early Childhood/Adolescence
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Marian University – Fond du Lac and online

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Montessori Institute of Milwaukee– Milwaukee

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

University of Wisconsin- River Falls– River Falls, Appleton

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Master of Science in Education- Montessori emphasis
    • Montessori Early Childhood Certification
    • Bachelor’s degree completion program – Early Childhood (for students with an associate degree or previous college credits)
  • Accredited by:
    • Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (Montessori programs only)
    • Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Stout – Menomonie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education- Special Education
    • Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education- Middle Education
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Wyoming

University of Wyoming – Laramie

  • Degrees Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Elementary Education – Early Childhood Birth to 8 Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Elementary Education – Early Childhood Birth to 5 Endorsement
    • Bachelor of Science in Education- Elementary Education – Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
  • Accredited by:
    • Higher Learning Commission
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

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