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UMW Ranked Among Best Online Degrees in Early Childhood Education

May 30, 2019

The University of Montana Western was recently ranked among the "Top 50 Most Affordable Bachelor's in Elementary Education or Early Childhood" by Top Education Degrees, an online education resource.

BS in Early Childhood Education
The University of Montana Western offers a BS in Early Childhood Education that can be taken in the classroom or online.

The ranking is based on factors including affordability, U.S. News & World Report online program rankings and program accreditation.

The University of Montana Western’s BS in Early Childhood Education focuses on understanding the needs and behavior of children before working with them in an educational setting. Students have a chance to take the degree program in a classroom setting or online, so it offers flexibility for students who cannot attend traditional classes.

These offerings provide flexibility for rural Montanans and extend Montana Western’s unique experiential learning model, called Experience One, through its online degree programming by requiring students to “practice what they learn” in their respective environments.

Montana Western’s commitment to engagement and support offer an incredible experience for students while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence and low tuition costs.

U.S. News & World Report has also bestowed the University of Montana Western, a public institution founded in 1893, with several impressive rankings in the Western region. The rankings include #9 in Best Regional Colleges, #4 in Top Public Schools and #7 in Best Colleges for Veterans. One of the most unique aspects of Montana Western is the Experience One program, an innovative scheduling system that allows students to focus on a single course at a time.

For more information about Experience One and the University of Montana Western, or to schedule a visit, call 877-683-7331 or visit