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UMW Recognized for Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

July 29, 2020 and recently ranked the University of Montana Western's Early Childhood Education degree programs as some of the best in the nation. recognized UMW for its online Early Childhood Education program, ranking it #9 on a national list of 35 universities. To determine the top schools with online early childhood education programs, considered the kind of degrees offered, program cost, flexibility and completion time. Montana Western was the only Montana university to be featured. To view the entire list, visit

Since 2003, has been dedicated to helping millions of students and working professionals research potential schools, degrees and careers by providing reliable and practical answers to their most critical questions.’s list featured the “Best Early Childhood Education Programs for 2020,” whether it be traditional on-campus degrees or online degrees. The team looked at information like programs offered, extracurricular activities available and data from the U.S. Department of Education.’s rankings are unique in that they emphasize accessibility, affordability and quality of education, which they considered the most important attributes in the ranking lists. Montana Western was ranked #13 nationwide out of 50 universities and was the only Montana university listed in the ranking. Visit to view the entire list.

To learn more about Montana Western’s in-person and fully online degrees in Early Childhood Education, call 877-683-7331.

The fields of academic study at Montana Western include Biology, Business and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Education, English, Equine Studies, Health and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Mathematics and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

Students at the University of Montana Western enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere and small class sizes where they work closely with peers and professors alike. Montana Western focuses on serving students, achieving academic excellence, and promoting experiential education. The 20-acre campus is an excellent choice for students to take advantage of the immersive learning opportunities offered by the nation’s only Experience One program, where they can build on critical and creative thinking skills to prepare for real-world job and graduate school opportunities. With Experience One, students at Montana Western take one course at a time for 18 days, take a short break and then move on to their next course. By utilizing block scheduling combined with immersive learning, UMW is the only public four-year university in the country to employ this model that is focused on student success.

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