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Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration

Break new ground in your education career with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University. This education administration degree is designed for students interested in applying their knowledge and skills to administrative positions in early childhood education settings. You will find the field of education administration to be highly gratifying as you learn ways to apply your knowledge and skills to manage an educational organization.

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What you will learn

Your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration prepares you for a career in early childcare administration. The curriculum will focus on 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. Upon completion of your education administration degree, 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 and childcare environments
  • Analyze the influence and impact of families and communities on a child’s learning and
  • Design and assess developmentally appropriate educational strategies and programs promoting positive
    development and learning for children
  • Apply educational leadership principles in directing and managing a child care setting
  • 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 administrating quality child care settings

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Your Courses in Early Childhood Education Administration

Realize your potential while enhancing your understanding of the many aspects of children's education and administration. Your early childhood education administration online coursework focuses on several relevant topics, that include organization behavior and management, curricula and program administration, and children's development and language acquisition. Understand how parents and communities play an impact on childhood education through these relevant topics. 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.)

Specializations in Early Childhood Education Administration

You may choose to delve into other areas of early childhood education administration when you add a specialization to your online education administration degree. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. The early childhood education administration degree offers a specialization in:

Infant & Toddler Care

BA in Early Childhood Education Administration

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration. In this video, Dr. Jessica Alvarado explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a gratifying career in early childhood education administration.

Careers in Early Childhood Education Administration

When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration, 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 education administration career options below.

Early Childhood Education Administration Careers

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