Tell me about the Walden University M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education.
August 26, 2013 9:29 PM Subscribe
Can you help my girlfriend become a licensable early childhood educator?
posted by pseudonick to education (9 answers total)
My girlfriend has a B.A. in Anthropology and wants to teach small children. We've been looking at the best ways to make this happen. We are looking at some local options around NYC, but also considering Walden University's M.A.T. in ECE
Some hesitancy due to Walden's online and for profit nature, but they are regionally accredited, the price isn't outrageous, and they are a Minnesota state approved program. Completion of the program makes you eligible for MN licensure
Since they are MN approved it seems to us that it can lead to a license usable in pretty much any state, either directly from another state, or by getting a MN license and using that to obtain a license from another state under reciprocity rules.
Are we missing anything here? Will completing Walden's program reasonably lead to the legal ability to teach small children in NY or NJ? Does anyone have any personal experience with Walden's education degrees? Any other amazing options for doing this (or teaching small children with her existing B.A.) in the NYC area are welcome too!