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La Grande, Ore. − A new survey from The Best Schools names Eastern Oregon University’s online early childhood education degree as one of the top 25 online early childhood education offerings in the country.
EOU’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program landed at No. 16, surpassing all other programs of its kind in Oregon. The ranking is a result of an evaluation process surveying program quality, courses offered, faculty, rankings, awards, and a university’s reputation for providing quality online programs.
The profile highlights how students, “enhance their ability to assess and meet the needs of young children, ensuring high-quality care which fosters growth and development to their full potential.”
“We are excited about this national recognition announcement!” said ECE Program Coordinator Rae Ette Newman-Conedera. “This is the second time the Early Childhood program has been nationally recognized since its inception during the fall of 2015.”
EOU’s two-year, non-licensure major in early childhood education prepares students to work with young children from birth to age 8, gaining knowledge and skills needed to support, educate and advocate for young children in a variety of careers. Twenty students will graduate this year as the first class to complete EOU’s online program.
Graduates of the major often go on to create high-quality early care, custom writing and educational programs as teachers, program directors and administrators, advocates, educational coordinators or policy makers in schools, businesses and mental health agencies, as well as community, private or church-related programs.
“This is a great recognition for an extremely talented and innovative professor,” said Dan Mielke, dean of EOU’s College of Business and Education. “Dr. Newman-Conedera has provided outstanding leadership and expertise in the development and successful continuation of our early childhood degree. We hope that many students will take advantage of this excellent program as they prepare for careers working with young children.”
EOU’s unique online program includes courses in math methods, multicultural education, and play and learning environments for young children.
Learn more about early childhood education at EOU by visiting eou.edu/cobe/ed/eced/ and check out other online degree offerings at eou.edu/online.
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