Students in the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Care & Education program bring with them varied backgrounds and life experiences. Read about a few of our graduates and how earning their bachelor’s degree at the UW has made a difference in their lives and careers.

Traci Carvalho MattosTraci Carvalho Mattos

"My bachelor's degree opens up employment opportunities, and now I’m pursuing my master’s. It was my positive online learning experience with UW that gave me the confidence to pursue my master’s degree."

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Grace IngramGrace Ingram

"Finishing my degree at the UW was a dream come true. … If it wasn't for my degree I wouldn't be able to do my job, because having this position requires a bachelor's degree."

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Nicole TraoreNicole Traore

"Being a parent and working full time, I wondered how I could possibly go back to school. Even though I really wanted to, it was very scary. My philosophy was, I’ll never know if I don't try it out."

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