Northwestern’s early childhood education degrees receive top rankings

Northwestern College’s programs in early childhood education have received top national rankings from

The website ranks Northwestern’s master’s in early childhood education program fifth on its list of the Top 50 Master’s in Early Childhood Education programs. Northwestern, the highest ranked Iowa school on the list, is also recognized for low tuition. The ranked programs were evaluated on course strength, cost, flexibility and reputation.

Additionally, ranks Northwestern’s Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education program 28th on its list of the nation’s Top 60 Online Early Childhood Education Degrees. The only Iowa college or university on the list, Northwestern was highlighted for offering flexible start terms. The listed programs were evaluated on reputation, course strength, flexibility and cost.

“It’s compelling that the quality of Northwestern’s early education degree programs is recognized nationally,” says Gary Richardson, director of Northwestern’s Master of Education program and co-chair of the college’s education department. “The standout work done by content experts and professors in the education department is validated through these rankings.”

Northwestern’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in early childhood education are both offered completely online. In addition to a master’s in early childhood, Northwestern offers M.Ed. degrees in educational administration, master teacher, special education and teacher leadership. Graduate-level endorsements and a 12-credit graduate certificate in teacher leadership are also available online through the college. More information about Northwestern’s online graduate and adult learning programs is available at