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.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 21
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 60
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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 studies. 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.
Will my applied science degree in early childhood studies say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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.
PAF 410: Building Leadership Skills (SB)
ECS 430: Systems, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood/Special Education
ECD 322: Cognition and General Knowledge: Science, Math, Logic and Reasoning
ECD 310: Applied Early Child Development
ECS 321: Communication, Language Development, and Emergent Literacy
ECD 327: Becoming a Teacher Leader
ECD 476: Intentional Teaching
ECD 325: Supporting Dual Language Learners
What can I do with an early childhood studies degree?
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.
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.
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