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Careers in Early Childhood Education

The field of early childhood education offers a variety of potential job opportunities. When you complete your undergraduate degree in early childhood education, you will have what you need to begin a career in which a breadth of knowledge in the field is a must. An Associate’s degree in early childhood education could be your key to any of these occupations:

  • Daycare Provider
  • Camp Counselor
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Infant/Toddler Caregiver
  • Teacher Aide or Assistant
  • Home Visitor

If you’re seeking a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, you may choose to pursue a number of careers such as:

  • Daycare Provider
  • Camp Counselor
  • Recreation Worker
  • Teacher Assistant

Discover more information about degree programs in education at Ashford University.

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education 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 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 states’ 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).

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