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Degree Level
Bachelor of Arts in
Degree Name
Early Childhood Education

Launch your career as a proponent of 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.

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What you will learn

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. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development principles, including cognitive, language, physical and affective domains, in creating environments that are healthy, supportive, and challenging for children
  • Analyze the influence and impact of families and communities on a child’s learning and development
  • Design and assess developmentally appropriate strategies and programs promoting positive development and learning for children
  • Identify components of personnel management in the recruiting, hiring, and maintenance of staff in quality child care settings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fiscal, legal, ethical, and program requirements in quality child care settings

Careers in Early Childhood Education

When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, you will have what you need to begin a rewarding career in which a breadth of knowledge is a must. Take a look at your potential career options.

Early Childhood Education Careers

Specializations in Early Childhood Education

You may choose to delve into other areas of early childhood education when you add a specialization to your early childhood education degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. The Early Childhood Education program includes a specialization in Infant and Toddler Care.

Infant & Toddler Care

Your Courses in Early Childhood Education

Strengthen your skills while enhancing your understanding of the many aspects of children's development and education. Courses cover several relevant topics, from children's development and language acquisition to the impact of parents and communities on childhood education. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (42 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.