Affordable, Flexible, Transfer-Friendly

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood degree from Mayville State University and remain near your home, work, and family. 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 with our program of distance courses enriched by field experience working with children.

Mayville State University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood degree program has been ranked among the best online Early Childhood Education programs by (2018), Affordable Colleges Online (2018), and Education U (2020).  Selection was based on weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation.



Mayville State's fully-accredited Early Childhood program can prepare you for work in a variety of leadership positions, including early childhood education teacher, early childhood administrator, supervisor, curriculum specialist, and education coordinator in preschool programs. The philosophy of the program incorporates the reflective experiential model. This model will prepare you to reflect on research findings, education theory, and teaching strategies, and to experience the application of what you have learned in a variety of teaching opportunities.


The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood can be personalized to fit your career goals and needs. The program provides you a core of professional courses, and you complete a specialization in either Administration, Special Needs/Paraprofessional, Infant/Toddler, or After School.


Students can complete B.A. Early Childhood degree requirements entirely online. A Mayville State advisor will help create a plan of study with you.


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $314.65 per credit (2020-2021) 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.


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 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood. 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.

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Julie St. Germaine :: MSU Distance Education Program Coordinator

Connie Kaldor

Online Advisor & Recruiter
Phone: 701-788-4721
Text: 701-401-5791