Online Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies – Early Childhood Studies
Arizona State University’s online bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies prepares students for careers focused on the care of children, from birth to age five. You’ll learn how to provide support, increase school readiness and set children up for success in future educational environments. Additionally, you’ll receive guidance from experts actively involved in the field at a top-ranked school of education.
Next start date: 08/19/2021
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is an online early childhood studies degree?
The online early childhood studies degree teaches students how young children learn and develop. You’ll learn how to support children from an early age, leading to increased school readiness and long-term educational success.
This degree is primarily for those already working or volunteering in early childhood studies settings. This includes child development centers, preschools, public or private childcare and Head Start. Although intended for students with previous or current experience, this degree still provides those with no background in education the skills needed to support and advocate for young children.
Students who already hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the field of early childhood studies should consider the Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood studies.
Can I become a teacher with an early childhood studies degree?
This program does not provide or prepare students for teacher certification. However, the early childhood studies degree provides students with a foundation for further education. For instance, some students pursue a master’s degree in early childhood education upon graduation, which is a complementary online master’s program in early childhood education that allows students to expand their future career into broader age ranges. Other students pursue a teacher certification graduate certificate, a two-semester program aligned with the Arizona Department of Education requirements for teacher certification in elementary education or secondary education.
Online early childhood studies degree courses
The early childhood studies degree offers courses in child development, education and care. You’ll have the opportunity to explore specific courses of interest while also gaining real-world experience through in-person learning opportunities at a center of your choice. Courses offered in this program include:
Online early childhood studies degree career options
Earning an early childhood studies degree online prepares 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. You’ll gain the preparation you need to address challenges in the field and redefine young children’s futures.
Early childhood studies degree admission requirements
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Join one of the best colleges of education in the nation
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 #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, 2021, our college ranks in the top 15 best online graduate programs in the nation.
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