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Northwestern master's degree in early childhood receives top-10 ranking

Dec 22, 2017

M.Ed. early childhood ranking badgeNorthwestern College’s online Master of Education degree in early childhood recently received a top-10 ranking for best degrees of its kind.

Early-Childhood-Education-Degrees.com ranks Northwestern’s program sixth on its list of the 30 best master’s degrees in early childhood education. Northwestern is the only Iowa college or university on the list. The ranking is based on academic prestige, flexibility and affordability.

The website commends the ranked programs for “high value, affordable pricing and flexibility, as well as their current up-to-date curricula,” adding that the programs focus on curriculum development suitable for young learners, research practices, classroom arrangement, advocacy and more. 

In a write-up about Northwestern’s M.Ed. in early childhood, the ranking site notes, “This program is designed for professionals who need to juggle both work and school and is compatible with the timetable of an employed teacher.” The website also highlights that Northwestern’s program is approved for the TEACH Grant, and is the most affordable option on the ranking list.

 “This ranking reiterates that Northwestern’s Master of Education degree in early childhood is of high quality to our graduate students,” says Dr. Rebecca Hoey, dean of Northwestern’s graduate school and adult learning. “It’s affirming when external rankings add validation to the strength of an education received from Northwestern.”

In addition to an M.Ed. in early childhood, Northwestern offers M.Ed. degrees in special education, master teacher and teacher leadership. Graduate-level endorsements and a 12-credit graduate certificate in teacher leadership are also available online through the college.

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