Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education



    Aug 19, 2024

    36 Months



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Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education

Step into a leadership role within your field of early childhood development and learning. Great for those aspiring for roles within administration or higher education, you’ll immerse yourself in in-depth exploration and research within the field, analyzing and applying seminal and current research to real-world practices. You’ll also gain the skills needed to lead and support fellow professionals. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

This program does not lead to licensure.

Why ACE?

Quality You Expect

Our accredited programs are designed for working professionals who want a quality education. We’re committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application.

Low Cost You Deserve

Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2.5 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


We believe in full transparency with our total cost of attendance. No hidden fees. No surprises along the way.

Total Cost Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education

Total Tuition

64 semester credits x $306 per credit



$100 Application Fee
$150 Conferral Fee
$1200 Dissertation Fee
(6 Courses X $200 per Course)
$2880 Technology and Library Fee
(64 Semester Credits X $45 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


Find a plan that fits your budget.

When We Say Low Cost, We Mean It

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Source: Internal Research Completed on June 2023

Program Details


Focus of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • General Track

  • Higher Education

  • Health and Wellness

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Instructional Technology

  • Leadership

  • Literacy

  • Public and Nonprofit Leadership

  • Special Education

  • Second Language Instruction

  • STEM Education

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

August 19, 2024 Term

Aug 16, 2024

Payment Due

Aug 16, 2024

Application Due

Aug 19, 2024

Term Start

Aug 23, 2024

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

Sep 22, 2024

Term End

September 09, 2024 Term

September 30, 2024 Term

November 11, 2024 Term

January 06, 2025 Term

January 27, 2025 Term

February 17, 2025 Term

April 07, 2025 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Introduction to Advanced Studies

1 Semester Credits


Leadership as a Reflective Practice

1 Semester Credits


Leadership Seminar

1 Semester Credits


Theories and Foundations of Child Development

3 Semester Credits


Collaborative Partnerships in Early Childhood Practices

3 Semester Credits


Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention

3 Semester Credits


Advocacy and Leadership in Early Childhood

3 Semester Credits


Language and Literacy in Early Childhood

3 Semester Credits


Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood

3 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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