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Ashford University Launches New Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education Leadership
Degree program will prepare students to address the educational needs of young children in a wide variety of settings

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has launched a new master of early childhood education leadership (MAECEL) degree program. The online program—the first master's degree in early childhood education ever offered by Ashford—is designed to prepare professionals to shape the educational experience of young children and their families through high-quality programs and practice.

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The MAECEL program focuses on equipping professional educators and leaders in education to address the educational needs of young children in a variety of settings using ethical practice, innovative technology, and research-based advocacy.

"With coursework in social justice/ethics, leadership, and technology, this degree will allow early childhood educators not only to impact entire cohorts of young children through a sophisticated holistic approach, but also to distinguish themselves in the marketplace," says Dr. Tony Farrell, Ashford University College of Education Executive Dean. "As employers in early childhood education are increasingly requiring leaders to have an advanced degree, graduates of this program may have more career opportunities and options for advancement in this growing field."

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About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit,,, or call Lauren Coartney at 858.513.9240 x11636.

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