The Online Master’s in Early Childhood Education program has earned a high spot among early childhood programs in the country. US News & World Report announced that PSU’s three-year-old program merits 21st place among universities offering early childhood programs.
The Online ECE is grounded in an inquiry approach to education in which learners dialogue with colleagues from diverse early childhood settings across the country and the globe. The program engages students creatively in the uses of new technologies offering opportunities for early childhood professionals to access professional development where they live. This fully online, non-licensure program focuses on inclusive education for young children. It was designed in collaboration with two departments: Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education. It features an action research project, an option for a campus summer intensive, and opportunities for study abroad.