The University of Cincinnati, Portland State University, Liberty University and Ball State University are some of the schools that offer online classes in early childhood education. Students can select programs that range from a certificate to a graduate degree.
Online courses are ideal for working professionals who want to continue their education but prefer a nontraditional classroom setting. Selecting the right school depends on several factors, including the type of classes needed, as well as the degree the student is seeking.
Students at the University of Cincinnati can choose between several programs that focus around early childhood education. The Certified Child Development Specialist program, an associate degree and a bachelor's degree in early childhood education are all options for online students. Those already working in the field can also take individual classes for continuing education and recertification purposes.
A Certificate of Completion is available to University of Portland students who complete a series of linked classes in early childhood education. This program is ideal for those who need continuing education credits or want additional certifications in their chosen field.
Ball State offers a bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a minor in early childhood special education. The classroom portion of the four-year program can be completed online and courses are taught by the same instructors who teach on-campus courses. An associate degree in early childhood education is a prerequisite for the program.