Launch your career as an expert in education and child development with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. You will discover all the wonder of Early Childhood Education as you learn ways to apply your knowledge and skills to your career.
Online Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Degree Program
Your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education allows you to complete coursework in childhood development, curricula, and program development. 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 instructional skills.
Early Childhood Education Degree Specializations
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.
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 program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. This degree program will not make one eligible for traditional or alternative teacher certification or licensure in the State of Georgia or the State of Hawaii. 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.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.