Launch your education when you earn your Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree from Ashford University. Take the first steps toward qualifying for potential opportunities in daycare and preschools.
Dr. Celeste Barnette Campbell is an Associate Dean in Ashford University's College of Education. She holds teaching credentials from University of California, San Diego and Cal State, San Marcos; a BA from Duke (a double major in Biology and Religion); a Master’s in Educational Leadership from University of San Diego; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA. Read her full bio.
The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree is your first step in building a foundation for success in the world of childcare. You will focus on important topics in early childhood, such as: development, learning assessment, special learners, and instructional strategy.
This program is not CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.
*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Alabama Students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 334-353-8567 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Kentucky Residents: please click here.
Washington Residents: Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.