Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies

Learn how to influence and shape young children’s lives with an early childhood studies degree. This online Bachelor of Applied Science will help you gain career leading skills to approach child development in a purposeful way.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 21

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 63

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Early childhood studies for associate degree holders

Early childhood encompasses major developmental changes in young children’s lives. With an online Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood studies from Arizona State University, transfer students who already hold an Associate of Applied Science from another college can build toward furthering their career plans. Students need an Associate of Applied Science to ensure all courses transfer into ASU.

What will I learn in this childhood studies degree?

 

In the bachelor’s in early childhood studies program, you’ll learn about the development of children from birth to age five. Our childhood studies program will help you gain skills to positively influence this young age group so they can succeed in school and into the future. The classes are designed for professionals already in children’s educational and developmental settings such as Head Start, preschools and child care.

This online Bachelor of Applied Science will help you lay the foundation to shape young children’s lives. The program’s curriculum is parallel to the Bachelor of Arts in Education in educational studies – early childhood education. However, the Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood studies is intended for students who already hold an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Use your associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degree online

 

A Bachelor of Applied Science is generally more career-oriented with a focus on applicable concepts and skills for the field. This online program is a pathway from your associate degree to earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood studies. Please note: the program does not lead to teacher certification.

Early childhood education courses

The curriculum in the bachelor’s of early childhood studies is tailored toward individuals working in early childhood settings. Courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to improve school readiness in young children. Coursework topics include emerging language and literacy, highly individualized teaching and learning, and computer and mobile technologies. In order to complete this program’s coursework, you’ll need to plan for experiential learning opportunities with children from birth to age five in the field. Applicants to this program must have already completed an AAS degree and will receive 60 hours of credit through a block transfer to the university prior to the start of the program.


CDE 350: Inequality and Diversity in Education (L & C)


EDT 321: Computer Literacy: Mobile Technologies and Your World (CS)


ECD 310: Applied Early Child Development


ECS 321: Communication, Language Development, and Emergent Literacy


ECS 315: Classroom Organization and Child Guidance


ECD 322: Cognition and General Knowledge: Science, Math, Logic and Reasoning


FAS 370: Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (SB & C)


PAF 410: Building Leadership Skills (SB)


Related careers

A Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood studies will prepare you for diverse career opportunities in the childhood development field. Rewarding careers range from early education in private or public settings to home-based child care. An early childhood studies degree will help you face challenges in the field with the preparation you need to redefine young children’s futures.

Child Care Worker


Growth: 6.9 %
Salary: $22,290

Education Professor


Growth: 10.3 %
Salary: $64,020

Preschool Director


Growth: 10.8 %
Salary: $46,890

Preschool Teacher


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $28,990

Learn about children’s education from leaders in teaching

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Learn about children’s education from leaders in teaching

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Admission requirements

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Join an innovative school for education

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #10 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

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Curriculum and Instruction.

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Instructional Media.

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Educational Administration.

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Special Education.

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