Affordable, Flexible, and Transfer-Friendly

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education degree from Mayville State University and remain near your home, work, and family. The Mayville State University Early Childhood Education program is designed to meet the needs of non-traditional students who are currently employed in the field of Early Childhood Education. You can get a jump on the four-year degree soon to be required in the Early Childhood field and open the door to exciting career opportunities. You'll be prepared to make an impact in the lives of children from birth to age 8 after completing the program.

Mayville State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education degree program has been ranked among the best online Early Childhood Education programs by (2018), Affordable Colleges Online (2018), and SR Education Group (2019).  Selection was based on weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation.


The Program

In response to the growing need for early childhood professionals across the country, Mayville State has developed the Early Childhood Education program. As a graduate of the program, you will be eligible to apply for Birth to 3rd grade licensure and have the opportunity to teach children from birth to age 8. The program takes full advantage of distance learning opportunities to provide flexibility. To ensure the high standards of the program, you will enroll in some methods classes that you will join synchronously at scheduled times. The balance of the program course requirements can be completed online or by arrangement. If you already have a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or a B.S.Ed. degree in Elementary Education, you'd be able to transfer much of your course work into this program.


For more than a century, Mayville State has been training teachers while maintaining the highest standards. Mayville State's Reflective Experiential Teacher Model reflects professional, state, and institutional standards, providing students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective, highly qualified teachers.

The Early Childhood Education program uses technology and innovative delivery methods to provide the kind of flexible experience that meets the needs of traditional and non-traditional students. 

Interactive Video Network (IVN) or synchronous courses are required for this program, as well as field experiences.

Mayville State's Division of Teacher Education & Psychology has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers for our nation's children by achieving accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formally the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.


Mayville State University accepts transfer credit from regionally recognized accredited institutions of postsecondary education. All credit hours earned from the institutions that meet this criterion are accepted in transfer towards graduation degree credit hours.

Mayville State is working with community and technical colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Arizona, and Washington to clearly outline how their associate's degrees will transfer into the B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. Below you will find links to detailed transfer information from some of the institutions we have been working with. You can view detailed articulation agreements by clicking the link below. These are only sample articulations. Actual transfer credit granted will vary.

Find articulation agreements with Mayville State.


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $305 per credit (2019-2020) for tuition and fees, regardless of a student's state of residency. Please note, tuition is subject to change without notice.  Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. To see if you are eligible for financial aid, you first need to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). When completing the form, list Mayville State University (Title IV code 002993) on your application.

Distance Checklist

BS Early Childhood Education Factsheet

Early Childhood Education Minor

Mayville State University’s nationally accredited education programs meet requirements for North Dakota teacher licensure The online Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Mathematics Education, as well as the Master of Arts in Teaching, fulfill licensing requirements in the State of North Dakota and North Dakota is part of the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate agreement. Although most states accept our teacher education program graduates for licensure, Mayville State University cannot confirm nor advise that education programs meet requirements for every state. Students seeking licensure in states other than North Dakota should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state in which they are pursuing licensure. The Office of Extended Learning and Teacher Education Department can work with out of state students on an individual basis to determine licensing requirements.

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Julie St. Germaine :: MSU Distance Education Program Coordinator

Connie Kaldor

Online Advisor and Recruiter
330 3rd St NE
Old Main 104
Mayville, ND 58257