Earn Your Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration
Dr. Jessica Alvarado is Chair of the Early Childhood Education Administration program in Ashford University's College of Education. She holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Change with a Media Studies emphasis from Fielding Graduate University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from National University, a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from National University, a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from San Diego Christian College, and an Associate's degree in Education from Grossmont College. Read her full bio.
Break new ground in your education career with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University. You will find the field of education administration to be highly rewarding as you learn ways to apply your knowledge and skills to managing an educational organization.
Early Childhood Education Administration Degree Focus
Your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration prepares you for a career in early childcare administration. You will complete coursework in organizational behavior and management, childhood development, and curricula and program administration. When you complete the required coursework, you will be well acquainted with the education industry, be highly trained in various theories of childhood development, and exhibit advanced organizational management skills.
Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions
Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions: This program is not CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration 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.
You may also choose to delve into another area of early childhood education administration when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. This program offers the following specialization:
Infant and Toddler Care
Learn to provide quality care for infants and small children. You will contribute to the healthy growth of children by earning your specialization in Infant and Toddler Care.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.